May 29, 2020

NASA adding new television views for SpaceX crew launch

May 27, 2020

NASA’s live television coverage of the first human spaceflight to take off from the Kennedy Space Center in nearly nine years will include features familiar to launch viewers, and new camera views to document the historic flight of astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station.

Live coverage: NASA, SpaceX reschedule crew launch for Saturday

May 27, 2020

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken boarded a Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday for a launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but stormy weather kept the flight grounded. The next opportunity to launch the first crewed mission since 2011 from the Florida spaceport is scheduled for Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT).

Photos: Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon on eve of launch

May 26, 2020

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft were lowered horizontal on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center the day before launch, allowing teams to address an issue with a chilled water loop near the top of the strongback structure.

SpaceX crew launch comes with new weather constraints for downrange aborts

May 26, 2020

Mission managers will be closely monitoring the weather for the first launch of astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, not just around the Kennedy Space Center, but along a corridor stretching thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean in case the crew capsule has to escape from its Falcon 9 rocket during the climb into orbit.

Assembly of Mars rover’s rocket to begin this week

May 24, 2020

Two key pieces of hardware needed for NASA’s next Mars rover — an Atlas rocket booster and sterile components of the rover’s sample collection system — recently arrived at Cape Canaveral ahead of the mission’s scheduled launch July 17.

Video: Dragon astronauts practice for launch day

May 24, 2020

Following the same timeline as they will on launch day, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken put on their SpaceX flight suits and strapped inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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