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Weather may delay NASA’s SpaceX launch again

May 28th, 2020

Weather delayed the first attempt to launch SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission on Wednesday, and it’s looking like it might happen again on Saturday. The official weather report from the 45th Space Wing Weather Squadron puts the odds of favorable weather conditions at a mere 40%. Saturday’s backup launch window is on Sunday, which also …

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Watch live right here as SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into space

May 27th, 2020

NASA and SpaceX will launch a historic mission to the International Space Station today at 4:33 p.m. EDT. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS from Kennedy Space Center. The launch will be live-streamed online, and you can watch the pre-launch coverage and the launch itself right here. …

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How to watch NASA’s historic SpaceX launch on Wednesday

May 26th, 2020

NASA and SpaceX are about to launch a historic mission to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time in roughly a decade.  The launch will be live-streamed on NASA TV across all of its platforms. This is the last step in the Commercial Crew program before SpaceX’s Crew Dragon can be …

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon arrives for its date with destiny

May 22nd, 2020

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is days away from its highly anticipated launch to the International Space Station. It will be the first crewed launch in SpaceX history, and the first time NASA has sent humans to space from US soil since the Space Shuttle Era. NASA still hasn’t decided how long the astronauts will stay in …

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The first astronauts to fly in a SpaceX ship just entered quarantine

May 13th, 2020

NASA’s first crewed launch from US soil in nearly a decade is rapidly approaching. Two astronauts will be launched to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The launch will be the final demonstration of the Crew Dragon before it is certified for regular use by NASA. Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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NASA still doesn’t know how long SpaceX’s astronaut mission will last

May 5th, 2020

NASA hasn’t decided how long the first crewed SpaceX flight to the International Space Station will last. The launch will be the final stage in the demonstration phase before NASA certifies Crew Dragon. The launch is currently scheduled for May 27th. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. We’re fast approaching crunch time for the partnership …

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SpaceX’s first crewed operational mission just doubled its passengers

March 31st, 2020

SpaceX will launch four NASA astronauts and one astronaut from Japan’s JAXA space agency on its first operational crewed mission to the International Space Station.  The launch is tentatively scheduled for later this year but will entirely depend on the success of SpaceX’s crewed test flight slated to take place in late May.  It’s unclear …

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SpaceX parachute snafu won’t delay Crew Dragon launch

March 27th, 2020

NASA appears to indicate that its planned launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station is still on track for a launch by the end of May.  An issue during testing of the Crew Dragon parachute design resulted in the destruction of the test hardware, but SpaceX maintains that the problem …

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SpaceX parachute test didn’t go smoothly and may threaten NASA launch

March 26th, 2020

SpaceX attempted to test its Crew Dragon parachute system but the test was cut short after the dummy object with the parachutes installed on it became unstable during ascent.  The helicopter crew hauling the object had to release it, destroying it in the process. The test was obviously not completed as intended.  NASA and SpaceX …

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SpaceX will launch its first crewed mission as early as May

March 19th, 2020

SpaceX and NASA are planning the launch of the first crewed flight of Crew Dragon to the International Space Station as early as May.  The mission will see two NASA astronauts travel to the ISS after being launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  A delay in the mission is possible, especially given the …