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Soyuz rocket departs for the international space station in historic final U.S.-Russian flight

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan — Since the launch of Sputnik and Yury Gagarin from the desert steppe of Kazakhstan over 60 years ago, the history of spaceflight has been measured in…

Bezos’ Blue Origin conducts successful test flight for tourism rocket

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, at New Shepard’s West Texas launch facility Blue Origin, the US space company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, succeeded Tuesday in its latest test…

Demonstrator masters flight sequences for reusable rocket stages

The demonstrator technology vehicle (DTV) is a 60 kg platform with landing legs. It has been developed by INCAS, Romania’s National Institute for Aerospace Research in Bucharest. DTV’s turbo jet…

Commander of Boeing’s First Manned Flight to Space Pulls Out to Attend Daughter’s Wedding

Terry Renna/AP/Shutterstock Astronaut Chris Ferguson Astronaut Chris Ferguson, who was expected to serve as the commander of Boeing’s first test flight to space next year, announced he’ll be giving up…

NASA, Boeing Announce Crew Changes for Starliner Crew Flight Test

NASA, Boeing Announce Crew Changes for Starliner Crew Flight Test PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Veteran NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will join astronauts Mike…

You can now sign up to test Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR

The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is an immersive beast of a PC game, and we can only imagine how immersive it might get in VR — but you might not…

NASA safety panel raises doubts about Starliner test flight schedule

WASHINGTON — A NASA safety panel said that while Boeing was making good progress on implementing changes to its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, it had doubts that work could…

Risk of COVID-19 was highest in window seats in economy class on one Qantas flight, study reveals

© christopheronglv / Shutterstock.com christopheronglv / Shutterstock.com A study of the spread of coronavirus on a Qantas flight in March revealed that travelers sitting in window seats half way down…

5 ways SpaceX is changing Crew Dragon flight for next NASA astronauts

SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts to the space station for NASA later this month. After inspecting the data from its first astronaut flight, SpaceX made four big upgrades…

SpaceX reinforcing heat shield of its Dragon spacecraft ahead of planned October flight

He said there “was nothing to be concerned with at all times. The astronauts were safe, and the vehicle was working perfectly.” The heat shield is a vital component of…