Posts Tagged ‘astronauts’

NASA Successfully Launches SpaceX Into Orbit, 2 Americans Scheduled To Arrive At International Space Station On Sunday

by Seun Adeuyion May 31, 2020
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. NASA’s Doug Hurley and […]

Chinese space mission reveals the farside of the moon

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 27, 2020
China’s Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the far side of the moon, is unveiling lunar secrets one layer at a time, according to a new study. Chang’e-4 landed in the Von Karman crater on January 3, 2019, after which it deployed a lunar rover named Yutu-2. The rover’s purpose was to explore the […]

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth after aborted mission to ISS

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 23, 2019
Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to set back the company’s effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year. The Starliner descended into the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in the frigid predawn darkness, ending a two-day demo […]

World’s first all-female spacewalking team makes history

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 18, 2019
US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk on Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted. “Christina, you may egress the airlock,” spacecraft communicator Stephanie Wilson told the pair shortly after they set out to replace a […]