The space agency released a video that gives viewers an up-close glimpse of some of the tools and equipment that will be used to send astronauts into space.
The weather forecast for Saturday’s launch attempt of SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission is not any better than it was yesterday, when pesky storms grounded the flight.
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.
For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast on Wednesday for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and then a drenching downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic.
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.
Veteran astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will ride SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket.
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.
President Donald Trump plans to be on the Florida coast Wednesday to watch the astronaut launch in Florida.
In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida’s Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will reopen to guests on Thursday, May, 28, with reduced admission, attendance limits and some attractions unavailable.
Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. She was 100.
The military’s robotic mini shuttle is back in space after launching through the clouds at Cape Canaveral this morning.
It’s the first official flag of a new U.S. military service to be unveiled in 72 years.
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.