Tag: SpaceX

NASA's Fourth Crew Rotation Heads to Station: How to Watch the Crew-4 Launch

NASA's Fourth Crew Rotation Heads to Station: How to Watch the Crew-4 Launch
The fourth crew of NASA’s Commercial Crew program is ready to head to the Space Station. Launching on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Crew 4 will begin their mission in space to conduct microgravity research, test student hardware, and carry out medical research. Crew 4 is scheduled for an early morning liftoff from Launch Complex 39A... Read more »

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first all-private astronaut crew to the ISS for Axiom Space. Ax-1 includes an international crew of four private astronauts on a ten-day mission to space where they will live and work aboard the International Space Station for eight days. Ax-1 is currently scheduled for liftoff from Launch Complex 39A... Read more »

NASA and SpaceX are Ready for Lift Off: How to Watch the Launch of Crew-3

NASA and SpaceX are Ready for Lift Off: How to Watch the Launch of Crew-3
After several delays the launch of Crew-3 is scheduled for liftoff tonight, November 10th, 2021. NASA and SpaceX are preparing for a launch no earlier than 8:03 pm CST from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Crew-3 astronauts from left to right: Matthias Maurer, Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron. Photo Credit: NASA NASA... Read more »
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SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission Completes Successful Trip to Space

SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission Completes Successful Trip to Space
After a beautiful launch to orbit and an exciting splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, the crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 has successfully completed the first all civilian mission to space. SpaceX sent the crew of Inspiration4 on a three day mission orbiting the Earth, without any professional astronauts to command the mission or pilot the Dragon... Read more »

How to See Inspiration4 Fly Over Chicago at Night

How to See Inspiration4 Fly Over Chicago at Night
When you know where to look and what to look for, you can easily see the spacecraft of Inspiration4 fly over Chicago at night. Despite the presence of bright city lights, the current streak of clear night skies and Dragon’s orbital path means you have a couple chances to spot the spacecraft each night. Crew... Read more »

The First All Civilian Crew is Headed to Orbit: How to Watch the Inspiration4 Launch

The First All Civilian Crew is Headed to Orbit: How to Watch the Inspiration4 Launch
SpaceX is preparing to launch Crew Dragon Resilience to orbit as part of the Inspiration4 mission. The four crew members onboard Resilience make up the first all civilian crewed mission to space. Inspiration4 will remain in orbit for three days following launch which is targeted for Wednesday, September 15th with a launch window opening at... Read more »
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Inspiration4 Explained: The First All Civilian Mission to Space

Inspiration4 Explained: The First All Civilian Mission to Space
Inspiration4 is set to make history as the first all civilian mission to space. Launched by SpaceX and organized to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospitals, the mission will orbit Earth for three days. Jared Isaacman, tech billionaire and commander of Inspiration4, purchased the SpaceX flight and awarded the three remaining seats... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 13, 2021

What's Happening This Week in Space: September 13, 2021
There is so much happening in space this week, both in Chicago and on the launch pad. Two launches, one a historic first, a space themed virtual party, free museum days, and the chance to tour the night sky. This is your guide to what’s happening this week in space. SpaceX Starlink Launch, Vandenberg Space... Read more »

Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission

Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission
After a weather delay, NASA and SpaceX are ready for the launch of SpaceX’s 23 commercial resupply mission (CRS-23) from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Dragon will carry over 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and Station hardware to space. Team of university students from the Inter-American University of Puerto... Read more »
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'I am not nervous at all' Inspiration4 Crew Member Hayley Arceneaux Talks to WGN News About Upcoming Mission

Hayley Arceneaux, the youngest crew member of Inspiration4, and youngest astronaut to go to space, spoke to WGN News about her upcoming mission this morning. Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, physician’s assistant, and current astronaut in training after being named to the Inspiration4 crew earlier this year. The fundraising launch for St. Jude was organized... Read more »