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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 »

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019
A SpaceX rocket launch, a cosmic party, public observing sessions during the day and night are just some of what’s happening this week in space. As the weather warms up, more and more public observing sessions will be taking place all over Chicago, so keep an eye out for events in your neighborhood. Here’s your... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in IR, a Martian sunset, Blue Origin’ latest launch and landing, and an even wider view of the Universe from Hubble: these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week. New angles, wider views, and different technology were all used to photograph and present the same subjects in... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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PHOTOS: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch and Landing

Venting excess propellant, the Falcon Heavy rocket sits on the launch pad ready for liftoff. Photo: Michael Galindo/Cosmic Chicago
Launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the Arabsat-6A satellite occurred at 5:35 pm ET on April 11, 2019 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon Heavy side boosters successfully landed back at Cape Canaveral at Landing Zone 1 and 2.

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 10th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 10th, 2018
Chicago’s best science museums are all offering free admission days this week, giving you the perfect excuse to explore space! Every event happening this week in space offers an option for everyone in the family. Free Sundays in September MSI, Museum of Science and Industry The Museum of Science and Industry and The Walt Disney... Read more »

Parker Solar Probe Explained: NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun

Parker Solar Probe Explained: NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun
NASA’s mission to touch the Sun is decades in the making, sending the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft directly into the Sun’s corona. Named after Chicago physicist Eugene Parker, the mission seeks to answer questions Parker set down in his groundbreaking paper theorizing the existence of solar wind all the way back in 1958. The observations... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: June 25th, 2018
There is so much space happening in Chicago, every day. Be sure to check out the latest listed below and get out into the city to enjoy what the Universe has on display. This week you can view the cosmos from four different observatories and watch the next SpaceX launch to the International Space Station! ‘Scopes... Read more »