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PHOTOS: SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Launch

Crew Access Arm Retracts from SpaceX Falcon 9 in preparation for launch. Photo Credit: Michael Galindo/ Cosmic Chicago
Photos of NASA’s SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour as it launched from Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 pm EDT, Saturday, May 30th.

Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Arrive and Dock at Station

Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Arrive and Dock at Station
SpaceX Crew Dragon is set to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, after a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center. Once Crew Dragon Endeavour rendezvous with the ISS it will dock and run through more tests before the crew can open the hatch and join the astronauts already on Station. Endeavour is... Read more »

Watch NASA and SpaceX Launch its First Crewed Mission

Watch NASA and SpaceX Launch its First Crewed Mission
NASA and SpaceX are launching the first crewed mission to the International Space Station aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission, a demo flight, is meant to validate the crew transport systems that were tested on the initial unmanned crew demo launch. Following a weather delay, NASA and SpaceX will... Read more »
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NASA is Hosting a Virtual Launch Party and Wants You to Join

NASA is Hosting a Virtual Launch Party and Wants You to Join
NASA is hosting a virtual Launch America party to celebrate the agency’s first human spaceflight from American soil since the end of the shuttle program. The SpaceX Crew Dragon launch of two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, to the International Space Station is scheduled for this week, Wednesday, May 27th, but due to COVID-19, NASA... Read more »

How to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Chicago

How to Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Chicago
50 years ago man launched, landed, and stepped out onto the surface of the Moon, and Chicago is commemorating the event with Apollo 11 celebrations all over the city. From star parties to science festivals to speaker panels, there is a way for everyone to remember the anniversary of this incredible mission. In addition to... Read more »

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral
NASA performed a successful test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning. The test is critical to the success of the Artemis program, ensuring a safe flight for astronauts that will one day launch to the Moon and then Mars in Orion. The... Read more »
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Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the Starlink Mission

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the Starlink Mission
SpaceX is launching its Starlink mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 is carrying 60 Starlink satellites which are the first satellites being launched to create the company’s very own next gen internet network. The SpaceX Starlink Mission is scheduled for no earlier than 9:30... Read more »

Watch the Next Rocket Lab Electron Launch of the STP-27RD Mission

Watch the Next Rocket Lab Electron Launch of the STP-27RD Mission
Rocket Lab is launching the STP-27RD mission onboard the Electron rocket from the company’s private launch site in New Zealand. The Electron vehicle is carrying satellite payloads consisting of SPARC-1, Falcon ODE, and a small sat for York Space Systems called the Harbinger research payload.  The STP-27RD launch is scheduled for no earlier than 1:00 a.m. CDT, Saturday,... Read more »

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the CRS-17 Mission

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the CRS-17 Mission
UPDATE: SpaceX CRS-17 launch postponed until Saturday, May 4th 1:48 a.m. CDT SpaceX is launching its 17th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) tonight, onboard the Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon cargo spacecraft is carrying over 5,000 pounds of crew and station supplies, science and research payloads, and Station hardware. After several... Read more »
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Watch the Next Antares Rocket Launch the NG-11 Mission

Watch the Next Antares Rocket Launch the NG-11 Mission
Northrop Grumman is set to launch its 11th cargo resupply mission, NG-11, to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Antares rocket today, April 17th. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft is currently loaded with over 7,000 pounds of science, research, station hardware, and crew supplies that are scheduled to launch at 3:46 p.m. CDT. Complete coverage... Read more »