An unmanned Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle HTV-2 Resupply Craft was launched atop the H-IIB rocket Saturday on a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.
SpaceX successfully launches its Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying three NASA astronauts, Michael S. Hopkins, Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station. It is the first crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft and the first night launch in the United States since STS-130.
The Soyuz-MS spacecraft "Sarmat", carrying Hazza Al Mansouri, the first United Arab Emirates astronaut, and Expedition 61 crew members Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka, is launched to the International Space Station. It was the final flight of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle – all future Soyuz MS spacecraft launches will be conducted with the Soyuz-2.
The International Space Station (ISS) successfully deploys the UK-led RemoveDEBRIS satellite, which is designed to test the removal of space debris in low Earth orbit. At 100 kg, RemoveDEBRIS is the biggest satellite deployed from the ISS.
An unmanned Space-X Falcon 9 space rocket explodes 2 minutes after take-off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket was on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. This is the third such incident in a year.
A small piece of Kosmos 2251 satellite debris from the 2009 satellite collision safely passes by the International Space Station, allowing the six Expedition 30 crew members on board the orbiting complex to exit their Soyuz spacecraft and resume normal activities.