The International Space Station bid farewell to a robotic SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule, with measures being taken at mission control to protect against COVID-19 infection. The Dragon was set loose after spending a month hooked up to the space station, and brought two tons of equipment and experiments
On Friday, April 3, 2020, NASA and SpaceX completed an end-to-end demonstration of the teams' ability to safely evacuate crew members from the Fixed Service Structure during an emergency situation at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX and NASA are in the process of final preparations prior to launching their first crewed spaceflight mission - Demo-2, which is technically still a demonstration mission needed to validate SpaceX's Crew Dragon for transporting humans during regular flight.
Last year, Summer Worden accused her estranged wife, Anne McClain, of accessing her bank account from aboard the International Space Station.
SpaceX has been resupplying the International Space Station (ISS) since it began flying cargo missions on behalf of NASA in 2012. Now, the version of the Dragon capsule that SpaceX first employed to fly those missions is retiring, after one of the spacecraft based on that design splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday afternoon, having returned from the ISS. This marks the completion of CRS-20, the 20th Commercial Resupply Services mission that SpaceX has flown for NASA.
Boeing says it will redo the uncrewed test flight of its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station, after months of reviewing what went wrong during a flight that fell short of the mark. NASA said it supported Boeing's decision. Last December's Starliner tryout, known as the Orbital Flight Test, failed to rendezvous with the space station when the craft's onboard flight software misread a timing cue and couldn't execute a crucial thruster burn properly. The mission was cut short, and the spacecraft landed autonomously two days after launch. Additional software lapses came to light during and after the… Read More