Tag: SpaceX

NASA and SpaceX Successfully Launch Astronauts to Space

This week NASA and SpaceX came together to finally launch astronauts to space on the first crewed mission as part of the Commercial Crew Program. The United States has not launched its own astronauts to space on its own rockets since the final Shuttle launch in 2011, making this launch not only historic, but marking... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 2, 2020

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 2, 2020
As spring approaches, so do observing opportunities. Until then, take advantage of astronomy club meetings to introduce yourself to the night sky, NASA launches to the space station, and even plan a trip to a NASA center. This is what’s happening this week in space in Chicago! ‘Scopes in the City Eola Road Branch, Aurora... Read more »
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This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020
Boeing’s Starliner completes a hotfire test, view InSight seismic data, SpaceX launches 60 satellites, and on this day JFK calls for a commitment to land a man on the Moon, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these events highlights missions results and space events that... Read more »

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 »
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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 »