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Thomas Pesquet: Yes it is tiny but great things happen here: SpaceX's other (other) launch site in Boca Chica (I hear I'm supposed to call it Starbase now?). I couldn't spot a Starship on the pad but maybe I wasn't looking close enough.


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V booster and Centaur upper stage for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test (CFT) arrive at the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center at Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on June 21, 2021.


Rosie the Rocketeer, Boeing's anthropometric test device, claimed her spot once again in the commander's seat inside the company's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for its second uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.


NASA and Boeing are continuing preparations ahead of Starliner's second uncrewed flight to prove the system can safely carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.


Sierra Space Corporation (Sierra Space), the new commercial space subsidiary of global aerospace and national security leader Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), today announced the signing of a joint agreement with Rhodium Scientific, an innovative provider of space microgravity science mission and logistics services.


Lauren Dreier was paging through a 19th century book by the German architect Gottfried Semper when she spotted some intriguing patterns inspired by lace.


Thomas Pesquet: Usually we clean up the Space Station on Saturday, but yesterday we had a new arrival: the SpaceX Cargo Dragon, so we spent all day unpacking.