NASA delays moon launch mission due to storm expected in Florida

NASA said on Saturday that it was scrapping Tuesday’s plans to launch Artemis, the U.S. return to the moon after five decades, noting concerns about a tropical storm headed to Florida. Tropical Storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center, next week, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Apart… Read More NASA delays moon launch mission due to storm expected in Florida

NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket again following fuel leakage

For the second time in five days, NASA on Saturday halted a countdown in progress and postponed a planned attempt to launch the debut test flight of its giant, next-generation rocket, the first mission of the agency’s moon-to-Mars Artemis program. The latest attempt to launch the 32-story-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and its Orion… Read More NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket again following fuel leakage

NASA awards $1.4billion contract to SpaceX for five more astronaut missions

SpaceX will launch five more astronaut missions to the International Space Station for NASA at the end of the decade under a $1.4 billion contract order, the U.S. space agency said Wednesday, taking the company’s total contracted missions for its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule to 14. The latest boost to SpaceX’s NASA contract is part… Read More NASA awards $1.4billion contract to SpaceX for five more astronaut missions

NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket to moon following engine malfunction

NASA postponed the planned Monday debut launch of its next-generation rocketship on an uncrewed, six-week test flight around the moon and back, hoping to kick off the space agency’s multibillion-dollar Artemis program, successor to Apollo. The announcement was made on its Twitter account. The launch of #Artemis I is no longer happening today as teams… Read More NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket to moon following engine malfunction

Russia says it will stay on International Space Station until at least 2028

Russian space officials told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain on the International Space Station at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, NASA’s space operations chief said. The assurance on Tuesday from Russia came after the newly appointed head of its space agency, Roscosmos, surprised NASA earlier in… Read More Russia says it will stay on International Space Station until at least 2028

Russia announces plans to withdraw from International Space Station

Russia’s new space chief announced on Tuesday his country plans to withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024, but senior NASA officials said Moscow has not formally conveyed an intent to end its two-decade-old orbital partnership with the United States. While heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have raised… Read More Russia announces plans to withdraw from International Space Station

NASA, Roscosmos sign agreement to share space station flights

NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed an agreement to integrate flights to the International Space Station, allowing Russian cosmonauts to fly on U.S.-made spacecraft in exchange for American astronauts being able to ride on Russia’s Soyuz, the agencies said Friday. “The agreement is in the interests of Russia and the United States and… Read More NASA, Roscosmos sign agreement to share space station flights

NASA showcases first full-color images from Webb space telescope

Following a presidential sneak peek of a galaxy-studded image from deep in the cosmos, NASA officials gathered on Tuesday to unveil more of their initial showcase from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most powerful orbital observatory ever launched. The first batch of full-color, high-resolution pictures, which took weeks to render from raw… Read More NASA showcases first full-color images from Webb space telescope