‘Dreaming of this moment’: Axiom launches second private astronaut mission to the ISS

Axiom-2 lifted off Sunday at 5:37 p.m., transporting humans and science to space. It’s the second all-private mission to take off from Kennedy Space Center. The international team is made up of United States and Saudi astronauts who embarked on a 16-hour journey to the ISS before spending the next 10 days doing research and paving the way for a new chapter in low-earth orbit.

Meet the new leader of NASA

After more than 30 years, there’s a change in leadership at NASA. Kathy Lueders, who led NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and oversaw the International Space Station, retired in April 2023 after more than three decades with the space agency. Former astronaut Ken Bowersox will now lead the missions.

Vast partners with SpaceX for launch of first commercial space station

Vast, a privately held American aerospace company headquartered in Long Beach, California, announced that SpaceX will launch what is expected to be the world’s first commercial space station, known as Vast Haven-1. The launch will quickly followed by two human spaceflight missions to the station.

SpaceX to launch next Starlink mission from Florida on Sunday

SpaceX is targeting early Sunday morning for the next launch of its Starlink satellites. The instantaneous window opens at 1:03 a.m. ET for the Falcon 9 launch of 56 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.