Upcoming Events


Test Flight
April 19, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

NASA Mars 2020 Ingenuity First Flight

Jezero crater, Mars Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

The Mars 2020 Ingenuity helicopter will attempt the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. It will reach an altitude of 3 meters.

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Press Event
April 19, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

NASA Mars 2020 Ingenuity First Flight Livestream

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

A "watch along livestream" of the Mars 2020 Ingenuity helicopter first flight will be broadcasted on NASA TV

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Press Event
April 19, 2021, 6 p.m.

NASA Mars 2020 Ingenuity Post-Flight Briefing

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA Atlas V 541 | Mars 2020 (Perseverance rover & Ingenuity helicopter)

The Mars 2020 Ingenuity post-flight briefing will be livestreamed on NASA TV.

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Static Fire
April 19, 2021, 9 p.m.

Starship SN15 Static Fire

Boca Chica, Texas Starship SN15 | 10 km Flight

SpaceX will perform a static fire of the Starship SN15 vehicle.

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Docking
April 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

SpaceX Crew-2 "Endeavour" Crew Dragon Docking

International Space Station International Space Station Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-2 (NASA Crew Flight 2) Expedition 65

The "Endeavour" Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 65.

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Hatch Opening
April 23, 2021, 11:35 a.m.

SpaceX Crew-2 "Endeavour" Crew Dragon Hatch Opening

International Space Station International Space Station Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-2 (NASA Crew Flight 2) Expedition 65

The "Endeavour" Crew Dragon hatch will be opened, allowing NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to enter the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 65.

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Undocking
April 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

SpaceX Crew-1 "Resilience" Crew Dragon Undocking

International Space Station International Space Station Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1) Expedition 64

The "Resilience" Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and Michael S. Hopkins. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Landing
April 28, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

SpaceX Crew-1 "Resilience" Crew Dragon Splashdown

Gulf of Mexico, southwest of Pensacola, FL, USA International Space Station Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1) Expedition 64

The "Resilience" Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and Michael S. Hopkins back to Earth after spending almost six months on the International Space Station.

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Spacecraft Event
May 10, 2021, 8 p.m.

OSIRIS-Rex Departure from Asteroid Bennu

Asteroid Bennu Atlas V 411 | OSIRIS-REx

The departure of the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft from asteroid Bennu will be livestreamed on NASA TV.

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Landing
May 17, 2021, midnight

Tianwen-1 Rover Landing

Utopia Planitia, Mars Long March 5 | Tianwen-1 (Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover)

The Tianwen-1 rover will attempt to land on Mars using a parachute to slow down and a propulsive landing for the final 1.5km of the descent.

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Landing
Sept. 1, 2023, 4 a.m.

OSIRIS-Rex Sample Return

Earth Atlas V 411 | OSIRIS-REx

In September 2023 the OSIRIS-REx return capsule will re-enter Earth's atmosphere and land under a parachute at the Air Force's Utah Test and Training Range

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