The Dragon 2 craft itself is the successor to the Dragon 1, a spacecraft that made history in 2010 for being the first commercial spacecraft to be successfully recovered from orbit.
Space veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were scheduled to ride into orbit aboard the brand-new Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, taking off for the International Space Station at 4:33 p.m. EDT from the same launch pad used by the Apollo moon missions a half-century ago.
When the Apollo 11 crew blasted off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center nearly 51 years ago, their launch ended the race for the moon. And when astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launch from the same pad Wednesday, they’ll be ending another space race.
The color coordinating is thanks to Elon Musk, the driving force behind both SpaceX and Tesla, and a big fan of flash and science fiction.
The company said one sensor was “acting up" and fuel was being offloaded from the rocket in Mojave, California, to address what it termed a minor issue.
An Australian farmer recorded video of a fireball shooting through the night sky.
The air launch is scheduled for Sunday off the coast of Southern California and will only proceed if conditions are satisfactory, the company said Wednesday.
Due to weather conditions, the launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on Saturday was scrubbed.
It’s the first official flag of a new U.S. military service to be unveiled in 72 years.
The airline has been flying the 777 since 1999. Delta CEO Ed Bastain said retiring the iconic aircraft is not an easy decision.
The new military branch was formed in December 2019.
The mile-long asteroid will safely pass by Earth, the space agency said.
NASA has officially announced a launch date for the first crewed test flight of the SpaceX Dragon capsule. Two astronauts will be aboard when it lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on May 27 -- the first such flight since the shuttles retired.
NASA said the “Super Pink Moon” will be full at 10:35 p.m. EDT on April 7.
Moongazers will get a chance to see February’s first full moon known as the "snow moon." It'll reach "peak fullness" on Sunday.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station shared a photo Sunday showing Miami Gardens from outer space ahead of Super Bowl LIV.
The $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer could resume its hunt for elusive antimatter and dark matter by midweek.
Liftoff is now set for Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Proxima c appears to be at least 5.8 times as big as Earth.
Dan Carlson says drones have flown after dark near his Nebraska farm four times this year. He suspects military involvement. U.S. Air Force officials overseeing dozens of nuclear missiles scattered across the region deny any role in the drone sightings.