President Trump arrived in Florida Wednesday afternoon to watch the historic SpaceX rocket launch — which is set to send the first Americans into orbit from US soil in nearly a decade. Trump touched down in Air Force One at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral just before 3 p.m. to watch the Elon Musk-owned
Ambitious SpaceX mission seeks to put two humans in outer space.
On May 27, two American astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, are planning to launch from the Kennedy Space Center on a mission to the International Space Station. If successful, this will mark the first time in nine years that American astronauts will launch into space from American soil. What’s even more remarkable is they will not be launched by NASA but by a private company, SpaceX. Human spaceflight is incredibly difficult and expensive; the rockets must be reliable and the...
Two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, have finally made history by travelling to the International Space Station in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. The launch was initially due to take place on May 27 but had to be be postponed due to bad weather. It launched at 3.22pm EST on May 30. The astronauts took off lying on their backs in the seats, and facing in the direction of travel to reduce the stress of high acceleration on their...
Elon Musk’s firm plans flight with Nasa astronauts, following Wednesday’s cancellation
The president, beleaguered by a pandemic, economic troubles and racial unrest, viewed the liftoff as a welcome moment of triumph that he celebrated with a campaign rally-style speech.
NASA and SpaceX pulled off a successful launch Saturday of the Elon Musk-led company’s Falcon 9 rocket. The spacecraft lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 3:22 PM ET, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft for an historic flight to the [
Elon Musk is having a rough week -- one of his SpaceX rockets ignited into a massive ball of fire Friday, and yet
There was 'simply too much electricity in the atmosphere', administrator Jim Bridenstine says