Kennedy Space Center

March 17, 2019

Moon dust kept sealed for 50 years will finally reveal its secrets

NASA has been understandably stingy with the last of its pristine samples. Through six different Apollo missions, astronauts brought back to Earth 842 pounds of rocks and […]
March 8, 2019

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule leaves station for Earth

America’s new commercial astronaut capsule will complete its demonstration flight on Friday with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The SpaceX Dragon vehicle has left the […]
March 3, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks to the ISS for the first time

Just a day after launching to orbit, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule automatically docked to a port on the International Space Station this morning — a critical […]
March 1, 2019

More work ahead for Crew Dragon after test flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — As SpaceX prepares to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight, the company and NASA acknowledge there’s still […]
February 24, 2019

Dragon aces final NASA review, now set for test flight on March 2

“We expect to learn some things.” On Friday, key NASA officials gathered in a large meeting room at Kennedy Space Center. Here, for decades, NASA managers […]
February 8, 2019

How Does Weather Affect Space Travel?

Imagine a world where every day is 70 degrees and sunny. Roads would be safer, you’d never get blue about a gray sky and every space […]
February 6, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch moves to March, risking Falcon Heavy delays

The planning date for the launch debut of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft has been pushed to no earlier than (NET) March 2019 per sources familiar with the […]
December 7, 2018

NASA and SpaceX still aiming for January commercial crew test flight

WASHINGTON — While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials […]
November 26, 2018

First SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight set for January

WASHINGTON — NASA has set Jan. 7 as the date for the launch of the first commercial crew test flight, an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that […]