Month: December 2019
Watch a live view of the Falcon 9 on the launch pad (members only)
Live coverage: Dragon cargo capsule arrives at space station
Long-duration coast experiment on tap after Falcon 9 launch Thursday
SpaceX will perform a multi-hour experiment on the second stage of a Falcon 9 rocket after the launcher deploys a Dragon supply ship on the way to the International Space Station Thursday, gathering thermal data and other information to verify the vehicle’s ability to perform long-duration missions and inject payloads into demanding, high-energy orbits.
SpaceX cargo mission combines mighty mice, fires and beer research
A nest of genetically-engineered mice, a research study to observe the behavior of fires in space, and an experiment that could lead to brewing beer in microgravity are among more than 5,700 pounds of cargo inside a SpaceX Dragon capsule awaiting launch from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station Thursday.
Launch of first Starliner orbital test flight slips to Dec. 19
Live coverage: Launch readiness review gives approval for final Atlas 5 flight preps
United Launch Alliance and Boeing teams worked through the weekend on closeouts of the Starliner crew capsule, inspections and final outfitting of the Atlas 5 rocket. A launch readiness review Tuesday approved the continuation of final preparations for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Friday of the first Starliner spacecraft on an unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station.