Category: Now Launching

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 »

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 »
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Macy's Out of this World Flower Show

Macy's Out of this World Flower Show
Macy’s annual Chicago flower show has taken on a cosmic theme that is truly out of this world. Journey to Paridisios, Operation: Inspiration is a two week celebration of springtime, flowers, and how we experience floral creativity. Seven floral displays allow you to walk in the footsteps of R.H. Macy IV, the fictional astronaut in Macy’s sci-fi... 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 »

How to Watch NASA's Mars InSight Landing

How to Watch NASA's Mars InSight Landing
Tomorrow, November 26th, NASA will land its InSight Mars lander on the surface of Mars. Landing on Mars is tough- less than 50 percent of Mars missions have survived the landing- so this event is huge for the agency and everyone interested in planetary science. Related: Mars InSight Lander Explained: NASA’s Mission to Mars For... Read more »
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Johnson Space Center Open House Celebrates NASA's 60th Anniversary

NASA's Johnson Space Center is hosting an Open House on October 27th, 2018. Photo Credit: Cosmic Chicago
This year marks the 60th anniversary of NASA and the agency is celebrating with a Johnson Space Center open house. For four hours the gates of the Houston campus will be open to the general public to explore, with nine buildings open to visitors for the first time in five years. Mission Control, the Space... Read more »

Morpheus Lands at Space Center Houston

Morpheus Lands at Space Center Houston
The unmanned, robotic lander, known as Morpheus, now hangs on display at Space Center Houston as part of its Mission Mars exhibit. The spacecraft is an example of NASA’s process of working through failures in order to develop technology that is able to be integrated into future vehicles. You hear a lot about NASA’s Orion... Read more »

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days

Explore Space During Chicago Free Museum Days
In Chicago, free museum days attract thousands of residents looking to save money while visiting some of the best museums in the country. At three of the museums in the city, guests can explore space and the cosmos on up to 50 free days throughout the year. Start your journey at the Adler Planetarium where... Read more »
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Destination Moon Exhibit Highlights Apollo 11's Make It Work Moments

Destination Moon Exhibit Highlights Apollo 11's Make It Work Moments
The historic Apollo 11 command module has left the Smithsonian to travel the country for the first time in 41 years as part of an exhibit called Destination Moon. Almost fifty years have past since Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins set off for the Moon, and despite the mounting challenges the Apollo program faced, they made... Read more »