First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

If all goes smoothly, the Dragon capsule, dubbed Endeavor, will parachute into the Atlantic off the coast of Florida on April 25 at around 1 pm EDT The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday, April 24, to begin a descent back to … Read more

All-private astronaut team set for landmark launch to space station

If all goes as planned, the quartet would arrive at the space station on Saturday as their SpaceX-supplied Crew Dragon capsule docks at the orbiting outpost some 400 km above the Earth A SpaceX rocket ship was due for liftoff on Friday, April 8, carrying four men approved by NASA to become the first all-private … Read more

First private astronaut mission to space station readies for launch

Weather permitting, Axiom’s four-man team will lift off on Wednesday, April 6, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, riding an atop a Falcon 9 rocket furnished and flown by Elon Musk’s commercial space launch venture SpaceX The International Space Station (ISS) is set to become busier than usual this week when its crew welcomes … Read more

US astronaut, 2 Russian cosmonauts return home from ISS

Russian space agency Roscosmos broadcasts footage of the landing from the Kazakh steppe and says a group of technical and medical specialists had been dispatched to help the astronauts out of the capsule. ALMATY, Kazakhstan – A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 30, after leaving the International Space … Read more