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What's Happening This Week in Space: July 26th, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: July 26th, 2021
This is the best of what’s happening this week in space right here in the city of Chicago! Space Microscope at The Field Museum The Field Museum has reopened and in addition to an awesome meteorite gallery there is currently a pretty impressive microscope on display. The atom probe field-ion microscope is used to view... Read more »

Bezos and Crew Head to Space: How to Watch the Blue Origin Launch

Bezos and Crew Head to Space: How to Watch the Blue Origin Launch
Tomorrow, July 20th, Jeff Bezos and crew are headed to space on the first human flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin will live stream pre-launch, launch, and post launch events from Launch Site One, the spaceflight company’s West Texas facility. Billionaire and founder Jeff Bezos announced earlier this month that he would... Read more »

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 »
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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.

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 »

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 »
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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 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 »
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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 »