A Boeing-built reusable spacecraft carrying more than 800 pounds of crew supplies and cargo lifted off Thursday as part of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station under a partnership with NASA. The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from a space launch complex at Cape […] More
A team of SpaceX and NASA flight controllers has conducted a simulation activity to practice the Crew Dragon spacecraft's rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station. The virtual rehearsal sought to prepare the capsule, astronauts and support teams for the Demo-2 crewed flight test, as well as help them manage procedures and address potential challenges during the actual spaceflight, according to a NASA blog post published Friday.
NASA has modified its contract with Boeing for the transportation of astronauts to and from the International Space Station in a move that could potentially extend crewed flight test to up to six months and add a third crew member to the test flight. The agency said Friday the revised Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract […] More