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  • Stormy weather delays Crew Dragon launch to Saturday
    by William Harwood on 27/05/2020 at 22:57

    Stormy weather across Florida’s Space Coast forced SpaceX to call off the long-awaited launch of two astronauts aboard the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first piloted flight to orbit from U.S. soil in nearly nine years.

  • Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Rescheduled for Saturday, May 30
    by Anna Heiney on 27/05/2020 at 22:57

    NASA and SpaceX scrubbed Wednesday’s launch attempt of the Demo-2 flight test to the International Space Station due to unfavorable weather conditions around Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. EDT. “I know there’s a lot of disappointment today. The weather …

  • SpaceX Demo-2: Astronauts Exit Crew Dragon after Scrub, NASA Administrator Remarks on NASA TV
    by Anna Heiney on 27/05/2020 at 21:53

    SpaceX completed propellant offload of the Falcon 9 rocket after weather scrubbed today’s launch attempt for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have exited the Crew Dragon spacecraft and are departing the Launch Complex 39A area at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. …

  • NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather
    by Anna Heiney on 27/05/2020 at 20:22

    NASA and SpaceX have scrubbed today’s launch attempt of the Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley due to unfavorable weather conditions around Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX will begin removing propellant from the Falcon 9 rocket and then the astronauts …

  • RP-1, First-Stage Liquid Oxygen Loading Begin
    by Anna Heiney on 27/05/2020 at 20:00

    At Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, valves are open and propellants are beginning to flow into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Atop the rocket is the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts – Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley – safely strapped inside. Liftoff on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space …