It’s been nearly nine years since astronauts blasted into space from American soil. Thanks to Mother Nature, it will be at least three more days.
The Dragon 2 craft itself is the successor to the Dragon 1, a spacecraft that made history in 2010 for being the first commercial spacecraft to be successfully recovered from orbit.
Bad weather in the Atlantic has postponed the highly anticipated SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral.
For the first time in nearly nine years, astronauts are getting ready to blast into space from Kennedy Space Center. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will ride a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into orbit in the first crewed test flight of the company’s Dragon capsule.
When the Apollo 11 crew blasted off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center nearly 51 years ago, their launch ended the race for the moon. And when astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launch from the same pad Wednesday, they’ll be ending another space race.
The last time U.S. astronauts blasted off aboard an American rocket was July 8, 2011, in the space shuttle Atlantis.
It will be the first astronaut launch from Florida since Atlantis closed out the space shuttle program in 2011, and the first American-made capsule to carry people into orbit since the Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975.
It will also mark the first attempt by a private company to send astronauts into orbit. Only governments — Russia, the U.S., and China — have done that.
Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.
President Donald Trump plans to be on the Florida coast Wednesday to watch the astronaut launch in Florida.
For those who wonder what it's like to be an astronaut, they can now try and fly through space without leaving Earth.
The 57-year-old movie icon is reportedly working with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop a film shot in outer space, according to Deadline.
If you were outside and able to look up around 9 p.m. Thursday, you may have seen a long line of parading satellites streaking across the sky.
This was the second launch during the coronavirus outbreak.
NASA has officially announced a launch date for the first crewed test flight of the SpaceX Dragon capsule. Two astronauts will be aboard when it lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on May 27 -- the first such flight since the shuttles retired.
Liftoff is scheduled for 8:16 a.m. EDT from launchpad 39A.
Space X successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft Friday evening from Cape Canaveral, Fl.
SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions.
The rocket is bringing Starlink satellites into space, aimed at providing better internet access to under-developed nations.
When it does go off, the Falcon 9 rocket will carry Starlink communication satellites into space.