Two astronauts await homecoming as Boeing races to understand the problems facing spacecraft. This is what is at stake

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is set to mark its crowning achievement this month: carrying two NASA astronauts on a round trip to the International Space Station, proving the long-delayed and overpriced capsule is up to the … Read more

Two astronauts await homecoming as Boeing races to understand the problems facing spacecraft. This is what is at stake

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is set to mark its crowning achievement this month: carrying two NASA astronauts on a round trip to the International Space Station, proving the long-delayed and overpriced capsule is up to the … Read more

NASA and Boeing are delaying the landing of the Starliner astronaut until June 26 due to thrust problems

The return to Earth of Boeing’s Starliner capsule will be delayed a few more days due to thruster problems and a planned spacewalk. NASA announced today (June 18) that Starliner will complete its first human mission to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than June 26, nearly three weeks after launch. The landing will … Read more

The Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Starship missions both reached spaceflight milestones this week

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. Events in space don’t often unfold the way they do in movies. But the journey of a spacecraft can yield awe-inspiring sights and surprising moments that are more spectacular than fiction. … Read more

The Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Starship missions both reached spaceflight milestones this week

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. Events in space don’t often unfold the way they do in movies. But the journey of a spacecraft can yield awe-inspiring sights and surprising moments that are more spectacular than fiction. … Read more

Boeing spacecraft carrying two astronauts takes off for a historic journey

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. The third attempt was the charm of Boeing’s Starliner mission after launching its first crewed flight test Wednesday, a milestone a decade in the making. The long-awaited journey of the new spacecraft with humans on … Read more

Watch the historic launch of Boeing’s first crewed Starliner mission

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. Boeing’s Starliner mission will make a third attempt Wednesday to launch its first crewed flight test, a milestone a decade in the making. The new spacecraft’s maiden voyage with humans on board is on schedule … Read more

Watch the historic launch of Boeing’s first crewed Starliner mission

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. Boeing’s Starliner mission will make a third attempt Wednesday to launch its first crewed flight test, a milestone a decade in the making. The new spacecraft’s maiden voyage with humans on board is on schedule … Read more

NASA will provide a status update on the Hubble Telescope on June 4. Do we have to worry?

We’ll get an update on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope tomorrow (June 4), and it could be a pretty big deal. On June 3, the agency announced that the Hubble Space Telescope team will hold a press conference tomorrow at 4:00 PM EDT (2000 GMT) on the status of the observatory. Specifically, officials said the purpose … Read more

Why telling the time on the moon is a mystery to NASA

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. It’s easy to take the moon for granted as a silver orb in the night sky, providing a soft light on most evenings. But have you ever thought about what time … Read more