• NASA astronauts cap historic ‘odyssey’ aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule
    Reuters U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. Behnken and Hurley, tallying 64 days in space, undocked from the station on Saturday and returned home to land their capsule in calm waters off Florida's Pensacola coast on schedule at 2:48 p.m. ET followin
  • SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts slated for August 2 return
    WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters): The NASA astronauts who traveled to the International Space Station in SpaceX's first crewed flight in May are expected to return to Earth on Aug. 2 after spending two months in orbit, a NASA spokesman said on Friday.   U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will gear up for the final benchmark test of SpaceX's so-called Demo-2 mission: a coordinated splashdown somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean that will cap NASA's first cre
  • We're ready, say NASA crewmates on maiden SpaceX flight to ISS
    Washington, May 27 (IANS): Ahead of their historic launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Wednesday, NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken said that they were ready for the upcoming journey.   "...The teams are ready and we are ready. #LaunchAmerica," Hurley said in a tweet.   This "Crew Demo-2" mission will mark the first launch of astronauts on an American rocket from American soi
  • NASA set to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 27 (Reuters): SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.   A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center at 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT), launching Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a 19-hour ride aboard the company's newl