Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown
Boeing Crew Capsule Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft lands at White Sands Missile Range's Space Harbor, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in New Mexico. Boeing scrapped its first attempt to reach the space station in 2019, after software errors left the capsule in the wrong orbit and nearly doomed it. Following more repairs, Starliner finally lifted off from Cape Canaveral last Thursday and docked to the space station Friday. Station astronauts tested Starliner’s communication and computer systems during its five days at the space station. They also unloaded hundreds of pounds (kilograms) of groceries and other supplies that flew up in the Boeing capsule, then filled it with empty air tanks and other discarded gear.wftv.com
Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown
It was a quick trip back: The Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert just four hours after leaving the orbiting lab, with airbags attached to cushion the landing. Aside from thruster failures and cooling system snags, Starliner appeared to clinch its high-stakes shakedown cruise, 2 1/2 years after its botched first try. NASA astronauts will strap in next for a trip to the space station.news.yahoo.com
Boeing docks crew capsule to space station in test do-over
APTOPIX Boeing Crew Capsule A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on a second test flight to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. SpaceX has since launched 18 astronauts to the space station for NASA, as well as tourists. Boeing’s first Starliner test flight in 2019 was plagued by software errors that cut the mission short and could have doomed the spacecraft. Before letting Starliner get close to the space station Friday, Boeing ground controllers practiced maneuvering the capsule and tested its robotic vision system. Once Starliner was within 10 miles (15 kilometers) of the space station, Boeing flight controllers in Houston could see the space station through the capsule's cameras.wftv.com
Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft set to dock with International Space Station
Video: Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft set to dock with International Space Station The docking comes after a successful launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday. (WFTV)KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is making its way to the International Space Station. WATCH: Boeing successfully launches Starliner from Space CoastThe docking comes after a successful launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Photos: Boeing Starliner capsule lifts off for test flight to International Space Station A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. The plan is to dock the Starliner at the space station for about five days before it departs for a landing.wftv.com
Boeing Starliner launch: 10 photos captured by skygazers
Boeing Starliner launch: 10 photos captured by skygazers A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on a test flight to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. See views from the Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad and spacecraft separation during today's #Starliner #OFT2 liftoff atop a @ulalaunch #AtlasV. Stay tuned for docking with @Space_Station on May 20. pic.twitter.com/Ztjs36IwQf — Boeing Space (@BoeingSpace) May 20, 2022Skygazers took to social media to share photos of the launch with the hashtag #Starliner. Here are some of our favorites:United Launch Alliance's #AtlasV successfully launched Boeing's #Starliner spacecraft from LC-41 @ CCSFS tonight. After an orbital insertion burn 31 minutes later, the #Starliner spacecraft was on it’s way for docking with the @Space_Station.wftv.com
Successful Boeing Starliner launch to ISS could pave way for additional astronaut transportation
VIDEO: Successful Boeing Starliner launch to ISS could pave way for additional astronaut transportation Successful Boeing Starliner launch to ISS could pave way for additional astronaut transportationBREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Now, NASA is a step closer to having another transportation system to carry astronauts to the ISS. WATCH: Boeing successfully launches Starliner from Space Coast“Everything is going perfectly,” said Dr. Ken Kremer with Space UpClose. “Right now, everything is on target, but it still has to dock at the International Space Station,” Kremer said. If it all goes well, NASA will be closer to having two U.S. crew transportation options for the ISS: SpaceX and Boeing.wftv.com
Happening today: Boeing set to launch Starliner from Space Coast
Boeing launch Final preparations are happening on the Space Coast as Boeing gets ready to launch its Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station Thursday evening. (wftv.com)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Final preparations are happening on the Space Coast as Boeing gets ready to launch its Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station Thursday evening. READ: Boeing Starliner ready for Thursday launchThe Starliner launched an uncrewed mission in 2019, but because of a software glitch, it never made it to the space station. The Boeing Starliner sits atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, ready to launch an uncrewed demonstration mission to the International Space Station. VIDEO: Boeing Starliner ready for Thursday launch Boeing Starliner ready for Thursday launchClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
NASA calls off most spacewalks after water found in another astronaut’s helmet
NASA officials said Tuesday that non-emergency spacewalks at the International Space Station using aging shuttle-era spacesuits are “no go” pending review of another close call where an astronaut found water entering their helmet during an excursion.
Commercial spacecraft gets approval to land at Huntsville airport
The International Space Station: What you need to know (NCD)HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Rocket City will serve as a landing spot for commercial space vehicles. The approval from the FAA opens the door for the Dream Chaser spaceplane to land in Huntsville. A historic first for @Huntsville International Airport, our community, and partners! #FLYHSV #DreamChaser #HuntsvilleAlabama https://t.co/sfvuWAbls4 — Huntsville International Airport (@FlyHSV) May 13, 2022“Huntsville has propelled us into another historic first for our state with the award of the commercial space vehicle reentry license for Huntsville International Airport,” Alabama Gov. It’s not just Huntsville International Airport, it’s this whole community,” Mark McDaniel, the chairman of the board of directors for the Huntsville International Airport, told WAAY.wftv.com
SpaceX brings 4 astronauts home with midnight splashdown
(NASA via AP) (Uncredited)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — SpaceX brought four astronauts home with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, capping the busiest month yet for Elon Musk’s taxi service. The three U.S. astronauts and one German in the capsule were bobbing off the Florida coast, near Tampa, less than 24 hours after leaving the International Space Station. NASA’s Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, and the European Space Agency’s Matthias Maurer, embraced the seven astronauts remaining at the station, before parting ways. Musk’s company has now launched 26 people into orbit in less than two years, since it started ferrying astronauts for NASA. Two others in that elite group are now at the space station.wftv.com
Cosmonaut assumes command of ISS ahead of Thursday morning departure of SpaceX's Crew-3 mission
NASA's Thomas Marshburn handed command of the ISS over to cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev today (May 4), the last day aboard the orbiting lab for Marshburn and the other members of SpaceX's Crew-3 mission.space.com
Ax-1 undocking, splashdown delayed to Sunday due to high winds, NASA says
The undocking of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four Ax-1 astronauts will now undock from the International Space Station no earlier than Sunday night, according to Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate.
Russia to not cooperate with other nations aboard ISS until ‘illegal sanctions’ are lifted, Roscosmos director general says
In a series of tweets posted early Saturday morning, the man in charge of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the country’s cooperation with other nations aboard the International Space Station will not be restored until “illegal sanctions” from the U.S., Canada, European Union and Japan on Russia are lifted.
Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station
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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson: We have cooperation with Russian colleagues
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