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Starliner docks with ISS for the first time

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station May 20, a little more than 24 hours after its launch. The post Starliner docks with ISS for the first time appeared first on SpaceNews.

Robinson takes reins at AETC

Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Brad Webb during a change of command ceremony May 20. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presided over the ceremony.

AF Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Space Perspective raises $17 million

Space Perspective has raised an additional $17 million to further development of its stratospheric passenger balloon system that simulates one aspect of spaceflight. The post Space Perspective raises $17 million appeared first on SpaceNews.

Chinese launch startup Orienspace raises $59.9 million in Series A round

Chinese launch vehicle developer Orienspace has raised $59.9 million in a Series A funding round, which the company says it will use for a first rocket launch and new engine development. The post Chinese launch startup Orienspace raises $59.9 million in Series A round appeared first on SpaceNews.

Atlas 5 launches Starliner on second uncrewed test flight

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station on a critical, long-delayed uncrewed test flight of the commercial crew vehicle. The post Atlas 5 launches Starliner on second uncrewed test flight appeared first on SpaceNews.

Telesat tests LEO broadband prototype in India

Telesat said May 18 it demonstrated high-speed connectivity in India last month using a four-year-old prototype satellite The post Telesat tests LEO broadband prototype in India appeared first on SpaceNews.

Inmarsat uses ships as stepping stones in mesh network trial

Inmarsat said May 19 it has successfully tested a mesh network that enables ships to switch from satellite to terrestrial connectivity by using other vessels as stepping stones to land-based signal towers. The post Inmarsat uses ships as stepping stones in mesh network trial appeared first on SpaceNews.

NASA seeks input on human exploration objectives

NASA is seeking informal public input on a set of 50 objectives for its exploration efforts that agency leadership says will go into a broader effort to guide its activities for the next two decades. The post NASA seeks input on human exploration objectives appeared first on SpaceNews.

NASA and Boeing set for second Starliner test flight

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is ready to attempt another uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, with both the company and the agency expressing confidence in the spacecraft despite past problems. The post NASA and Boeing set for second Starliner test flight appeared first on SpaceNews.