NASA To Repair, Retest SLS Hydrogen Leak At Launchpad

By Irene Klotz Sep 06, 2022
Conducting the repair at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39B could pave the way for another Artemis I launch attempt later this month.
Space Focus

SLS Launch Off Until At Least Mid-September

By Mark Carreau Sep 03, 2022
Stymied by a new liquid hydrogen leak, NASA called off its second attempt to launch the Artemis I flight test.
Space Focus

NASA Clears Team To Fuel SLS For Launch

By Irene Klotz Sep 03, 2022
CAPE CANAVERAL -- NASA managers on Sept. 3 cleared the Kennedy Space Center launch team to proceed with fueling the two-stage Space Launch System …
Space Focus

Countdown Clocks Ticking Toward SLS Launch Aug. 29

By Irene Klotz Aug 27, 2022
CAPE CANAVERAL -- The two-day countdown to launch of NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket began as scheduled on Aug. 27, with no technical…
Space Focus

SpaceX's 25th Dragon Mission Splashes Down

By Mark Carreau Aug 20, 2022
SpaceX's CRS-5 Dragon capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Aug. 20.
Space

NASA Scrubs Artemis 1 Wet Dress Rehearsal, Preps for Second Attempt

By Mark Carreau Apr 04, 2022
The April 3 WDR was scrubbed in response to a loss of capability to sufficiently pressurize the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP), upon which the 322-ft. tall, 5.75 million-lb. rocket rests.
Space Symposium

Inspiration4 Civilian Mission Launches to Orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9

By Guy Norris Sep 16, 2021
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched Inspiration4, the first all-civilian, non-government human spaceflight, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to begin its three-day mission in low Earth orbit.
Space

SLS Core Stage Mated To Boosters For Artemis I

By Irene Klotz Jun 14, 2021
Hard mate between the 212-ft. tall, 188,000-lb. core stage and the Northrop Grumman five-segment booster rockets occurred at about 7 a.m. EDT on June 13 in High Bay 3 of Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building. 
Space

SpaceX’s 22nd Cargo Dragon Mission Reaches International Space Station

By Mark Carreau Jun 05, 2021
Launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on June 3 at 1:29 p.m. EDT, the commercial freighter with 7,300 lb. of cargo docked to the space-facing port of the station's Harmony module at 5:09 a.m. EDT, for a monthlong stay.
Space

First SLS Core Booster Arrives At Kennedy Space Center

By Irene Klotz Apr 28, 2021
The core booster for the debut launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket arrived at Kennedy Space Center on April 27, representing a milestone a decade in the making.
Space

SpaceX Falcon Rocket Lifts Off With Next ISS Crew

By Irene Klotz Apr 23, 2021
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center an hour before dawn on April 23, sending a Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts on a one-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS.) 
Space

SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts Off On First ISS Crew Ferry Flight

By Irene Klotz Nov 16, 2020
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 15, sending a Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on its way to the International Space Station, the first U.S. government-certified flight of a commercially developed crewed orbital transportation system.
Space

Where NASA’s Proposed Fiscal 2021 Budget Flows

By Mark Carreau Feb 11, 2020
NASA’s Washington headquarters is in line for the most, $7.75 billion, followed by the Johnson Space Center in Houston with $5.66 billion.
Defense and Space