Test to Maneuver ISS with Cygnus Spacecraft Didn’t Go as Planned

The Cygnus space freighter approaching the ISS on February 21, 2022. Photo: NASA NASA is currently evaluating the ability of docked Cygnus spacecraft to serve as boosters for the International Space Station, but a recent test of the concept was quickly stopped, for reasons that aren’t yet clear. The engine firing of Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus … Read more

NASA Selects Astronauts to Fly on First Crewed Starliner Test Flight

In anticipation of Boeing’s first crewed test flight of Starliner, NASA has chosen two astronauts to fly on board the troubled spacecraft, in a mission that could launch later this year. On Friday, NASA announced that veteran astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore will fly on board the Crew Flight Test (CFT), the launch date … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner Has Landed, But Questions Remain After Imperfect Mission

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft safely touched down at White Sands Missile Range’s Space Harbor.Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls Boeing’s Starliner successfully touched down yesterday on the sandy surface of the New Mexico desert, marking the completion of the first uncrewed end-to-end test of the spacecraft. It was a picture-perfect landing, but the six-day mission was not without problems. … Read more

Boeing’s Docked Starliner Capsule Faces One More Crucial Test

Boeing’s Starliner approaching the ISS on May 20, 2022. Photo: NASA Johnson Astronauts on board the International Space Station are readying the CST-100 Starliner for its return trip home, currently scheduled for Wednesday. The landmark mission is quickly winding down, as Boeing has completed several key tests of its new spacecraft while docked to the … Read more

How To Watch Boeing’s Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

Conceptual view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Picture: Boeing It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket Thursday evening at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock at the orbital outpost … Read more

NASA Suspend ISS Spacewalks, Spacesuits Leaking Water

There have been more than 200 spacewalks outside the ISS since it launched in 1998.Picture: NASA It might be time for NASA to ditch its aging ISS spacesuits. The space agency announced a pause to all its spacewalks until it has a better handle on a lingering and frightening issue that’s causing water to leak … Read more

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti drops stunning lunar eclipse photos

New images reveal the recent lunar eclipse as seen from the International Space Station. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took to Twitter on Monday to share three stunning new photographs of space. The images display the recent lunar eclipse – also known as a “Blood Moon” – that occurred on May 15 from … Read more

Billionaires on the ISS Weren’t Expecting to Work So Hard

Ax-1 Commander Michael López-Alegría had to log in some hours during his stay on the ISS.Photo: Eytan Stibbe/Axiom Space If you’re one of a few people fortunate enough to be able to afford a $55 million ticket to space, the odds are that you’re not much accustomed to hard labor. Members of the all-private crew … Read more