Tag: SpaceX

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 »

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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Space Station Power Issue Delays SpaceX Cargo Mission

Space Station Power Issue Delays SpaceX Cargo Mission
A power issue onboard the Space Station resulted in a launch delay of the upcoming SpaceX cargo Dragon mission, originally scheduled for early morning May 1. The resupply mission is now expected to launch no earlier than May 3rd, 2019, according to NASA. On Monday, NASA reported that the International Space Station (ISS) experienced a power... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 29th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: April 29th, 2019
Explore space science in Chicago this week at special museum events and a rocket launch to the Space Station. Don’t miss out on a free day at the Field, or a special night of science at one of Illinois’ Challenger Learning Centers. This is what’s happening in space this week! NEW! Blue Origin Launch, Thursday, May... Read more »

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.
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Where to Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of Arabsat-6A

Where to Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of Arabsat-6A
UPDATE: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch of ArabSat-6A postponed until Wednesday, April 11th with a 5:35-7:31 p.m. CDT launch window. SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A, the second launch of the Falcon Heavy but, it’s first commercial launch, is now targeting Wednesday, April 10th with a 5:35 – 7:32 p.m. CDT launch window. Now targeting Falcon Heavy... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019
This week in space might not include any exciting rocket launches, but there is still plenty to happening around town and around the country. As the weather warms up, astronomy clubs around the city are beginning to prepare for nighttime observation sessions. Until then, take advantage of the many science centers and planetariums around Chicago... Read more »

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
The SpaceX Crew Dragon will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket early on Saturday morning, and you can watch the historic test flight from the comfort of home. Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are vertical on historic Launch Complex 39A pic.twitter.com/5MarVJTVYK — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 1, 2019 After many... Read more »
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What's Happening This Week in Space: August 6th, 2018

What's Happening This Week in Space: August 6th, 2018
This week offers several chances to do both daytime and night sky observing with the help of amateur and professional astronomers! A free Chicago museum day and two rocket launches that you can catch online, and more, round out this week’s space events. SpaceX Merah Putih Launch, Cape Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday, August 7th, 12:18 a.m. SpaceX is launching its... Read more »