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NASA Capstone Pre-Launch News Conference

NASA Capstone Pre-Launch News Conference

NASA will host a media teleconference with partners Advanced Space and Rocket Lab at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 25, in advance of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) launch.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Undocking

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Undocking

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will undock from the International Space Station and conduct a deorbit burn as part of its second uncrewed test flight.

Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth’s atmosphere and land at the ‘White Sands Missile Range’ using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Landing

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Landing

Following its deorbit burn, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will reenter the Earth’s atmosphere and land at the White Sands Missile Range using its parachutes.

NG-17 Cygnus Release & Reentry

NG-17 Cygnus Release & Reentry

The Northrop Grumman NG-17 Cygnus will be unberthed from the ISS before initiating a destructive reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere taking waste along with it.

Progress MS-18 Undocking

Progress MS-18 Undocking

The Progress MS-18 spacecraft will undock from the Zvezda module of the International Space Station.

It will then de-orbit and burn up in the atmosphere.

Progress MS-20 Docking

Progress MS-20 Docking

The Progress MS-20 spacecraft is scheduled to autonomously dock to the Zvezda module of the ISS.

CRS-25 Dragon Docking

CRS-25 Dragon Docking

Following its launch atop a Falcon 9, the CRS-25 Dragon will autonomously dock to the ISS, bringing crew supplies as well as experiments.

Artemis-1 SLS Rollout #2

Artemis-1 SLS Rollout #2

NASA will roll out their Space Launch System (SLS) rocket back to LC-39B, where it will perform a wet dress rehearsal (WDR) which involves loading the vehicle with propellants and taking the vehicle through the countdown to ignition where the countdown is halted.

The rollout is expected to take around 11 hours, and will utilize an upgraded crawler transporter – the same system its predecessors (Space Shuttle, Ares, Saturn, etc.) used.

Russian EVA-54

Russian EVA-54

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and another crewmate will exit the International Space Station through the Poisk airlock to test the European Robotic Arm.

Russian EVA-55

Russian EVA-55

Two cosmonauts will exit the International Space Station to transfer the airlock from the Rassvet module to the MLM Nauka module.

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

BepiColombo Mercury Flyby

Second of six Mercury flybys of the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission before entering orbit around its destination planet in 2025.

CRS-25 Dragon Undocking

CRS-25 Dragon Undocking

The SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station ahead of its reentry, splashdown and recovery.

Crew-4 Crew Dragon Relocation

Crew-4 Crew Dragon Relocation

The four Crew-4 astronauts will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft to IDA-3 located at the zenith port of the Harmony module.

Russian EVA-56

Russian EVA-56

Two cosmonauts will exit the International Space Station to transfer the radiation heat exchanger from the Rassvet module to the MLM Nauka module.