US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon and safely returned to Earth after a two-month voyage.
The Jezero Crater, which has a similar mineral makeup to the lake in Turkey, is the planned landing site for NASA’s Perseverance rover.
The latest rover Perseverance has blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida in the world’s third and final Mars launch of the summer.
Kathy Lueders joined NASA in 1992 and has worked with the space shuttle and International Space Station programs.
Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with International Space Station in just 19 hours, a day after a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center with the spacecraft.
The two men are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday for a stay of up to four months, after which they will return to Earth in a Right Stuff-style splashdown at sea.
Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the US, before the threat of lightning forced a delay.
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will catch a ride to the launch pad in a Tesla Model X electric car on Wednesday. It will be the first astronaut launch from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center since 2011.
Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX's new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the ISS, the US space agency said.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company, SpaceX, will send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted.
Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut return from the International Space Station to find the planet transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.
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