NASA Astronauts Splash Down After Journey Home Aboard SpaceX Capsule

U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA’s first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. Behnken and Hurley undocked from the station on […]

SpaceX Guiding NASA Astronauts to 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight. It will mark the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts and the first return in the gulf. Unlike Florida’s Atlantic coast, […]

Isaias Weakens to Tropical Storm, Churns Close to Florida’s East Coast

MIAMI—Isais, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, churned close to Florida on Sunday, set to brush the state’s east coast with strong winds and potential coastal flooding. By 5 a.m., Tropical Storm Isaias was about 45 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, heading northwest with top sustained winds of 65 miles […]

NASA, SpaceX Launch American Astronauts Into Space, First Time Since 2011

NASA and SpaceX have completed a historic launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, marking the first time a private company has ever sent people into orbit and the first time in nearly a decade that a space-bound aircraft has taken off from U.S. soil. The rocket lifted off on schedule at […]

50-50 Chance to Launch Rocket Successfully on Saturday: NASA

There’s a 50-50 chance to launch the SpaceX rocket successfully on Saturday, NASA officials said Friday. The scheduled May 27 launch was scrubbed because of unfavorable weather conditions. The next instantaneous launch window is 3:22 p.m. Eastern Time on May 30. The build-up to the planned launch of the Falcon 9 rocket—built by Americans and […]

Weather Is Less Than Ideal for Next SpaceX Launch

Weather again threatens the launch window for a SpaceX rocket to carry NASA astronauts on the first crewed spaceflight to take off from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. “Saturday and Sunday could turn out to have very similar weather as Wednesday did,” CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said, referring to this week’s scrubbed launch. “We […]

NASA Scrubs SpaceX Launch Due to Weather

NASA has scrubbed what would have been a historic launch of a SpaceX rocket from Kennedy Space Center due to unfavorable weather conditions. In an announcement some 15 minutes before its scheduled liftoff at 4:33 p.m., the space agency said the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket was off. “We are not going to launch […]

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX and NASA Make History

Years ago, it was a laughable idea but the first private space flight will happen in just a few minutes and in America. The groundbreaking event will be available to watch live thanks to NASA: It will be the first manned space launch on U.S. soil since 2011 and it…
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