Astronauts at the International Space Station were forced to seek emergency shelter from a piece of space junk on Thursday.
The four NASA astronauts, dubbed the Commercial Crew Cadre, chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft said Friday they haven’t come up yet with a more media-savvy name.
Even with SpaceX’s recent failures to reach the International Space Station, NASA has chosen four veteran astronauts to move ahead with their commercial space mission plans.
SpaceX launched successfully and supplies are headed to the International Space Station but it’s attempt to land the leftover booster did not fare as well.
The first private rocket to attempt a rendezvous with the International Space Station will try launching again from Cape Canaveral in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, after a weekend attempt was aborted at literally the last possible second.
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station remain in limbo as ground teams try to figure out what to do if the ISS needs to be evacuated.