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Crew Dragon Test Vehicle Suffers Mishap during Engine Testing

Jason Davis • April 20, 2019

The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.

Crew Dragon Returns to Earth

Jason Davis • March 08, 2019

The spacecraft completed a successful test flight with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on 8 March 2019 at 08:45 EST (13:45 UTC).

Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to International Space Station

Jason Davis • March 03, 2019

Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule at 5:51 EST (10:51 UTC).

Crew Dragon Safely on the Way to International Space Station

Jason Davis • March 02, 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon has successfully launched on its maiden voyage! It will dock with the ISS tomorrow.

What to expect when Crew Dragon launches to the International Space Station

Jason Davis • February 27, 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is scheduled to blast off for a 6-day, uncrewed test flight on 2 March at 02:49 EST (07:49 UTC).

Station crew launches safely for first time since Soyuz accident

Jason Davis • December 03, 2018

NASA's Anne McClain, Canada's David Saint-Jacques, and Russia's Oleg Kononenko are on their way to the ISS.

Space station crew safe after failed launch

Jason Davis • October 11, 2018

About two minutes after liftoff, the Soyuz vehicle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to orbit failed.

NASA Then & Now

Bruce Betts • October 02, 2018

A collection of before and after slider images showing how views of planets in our solar system have changed over the years since NASA was created.

NASA names crews and dates for first U.S. commercial missions

Jason Davis • August 03, 2018

Four NASA astronauts and one commercial employee are expected to launch aboard SpaceX and Boeing-operated vehicles in 2019.

Cygnus cargo craft will test ability to boost and deorbit the International Space Station

Jason Davis • May 25, 2018

NASA and Orbital ATK are planning a one-minute test burn before Cygnus leaves the station.

Is NASA painting itself into a corner with its ISS transition plans?

Jason Davis • May 16, 2018

By 2025, NASA wants to create a new humans-in-LEO market, and then become the non-primary customer for that new market.

Throwback Thursday Funpost! That time I created work for the ISS crew

Jason Davis • March 15, 2018

An important American flag is lost and found aboard the International Space Station.

Goodbye, ISS. Hello, private space stations?

Jason Davis • February 20, 2018

The International Space Station may go away in 2025. Will private space stations be ready to fill the gap?

Let's talk about NASA's latest commercial crew delay

Jason Davis • January 17, 2018

SpaceX and Boeing might not be certified to carry astronauts to the International Space Station until 2019 or 2020.

Space station partners weigh in on NASA’s Deep Space Gateway plans

Anatoly Zak • June 08, 2017

In March, NASA officials revealed updated plans for a small space station near the Moon called the Deep Space Gateway. Anatoly Zak reports the plans threw a monkey wrench into years-long planning efforts by NASA’s international partners.

Orbital ATK discusses Antares rocket's future, confirms new NASA cargo mission

Jason Davis • May 19, 2017

Company officials say they have no plans to retire Antares, which has secured its first mission order under the second round of NASA's commercial cargo flights, known as CRS-2.

Does NASA get its money's worth for Antares-Cygnus flights?

Jason Davis • May 11, 2017

Despite being funded to fill a perceived gap in U.S. launch capabilities, Orbital ATK's Antares rocket has yet to find a customer besides NASA. Did the space agency get its money's worth?

Expedition 50 had a fun and good ISS crew

Jason Davis • April 10, 2017

I believe Expedition 50 had a fun and good ISS crew. I base this declaration solely on the moments they shared on social media. This logic is completely bulletproof and there's no point trying to prove otherwise.

NASA, ISS partners quietly completing design of possible Moon-orbiting space station

Anatoly Zak • March 09, 2017

Could NASA and its international partners construct a space station in orbit around the Moon? Possible designs are being finalized, but the Trump administration has yet to weigh in on the agency's human spaceflight program.

Everything you need to know about tomorrow's historic SpaceX launch

Jason Davis • February 17, 2017

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from a former space shuttle launch pad tomorrow morning. Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the historic event.

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