News Archive / Tagged: DM-2
OPINION: A booster return like no otherMatt HaskellJune 10th, 2020
For many residents on the space coast, seeing a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to the Cape on the company’s autonomous drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” is a regular occurrence. But this one was special.
President Trump delivers remarks after Demo-2 launchMichael McCabeJune 6th, 2020
President Donald J. Trump gave a speech inside of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building after the successful launch of astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The drought is over: NASA and SpaceX successfully launch Demo-2Cullen DesforgesMay 30th, 2020
History has been made and an almost nine-year drought has ended. SpaceX has successfully launched its first crewed mission, marking the beginning of a new era in human spaceflight. The SpaceX Crew Dragon is now officially on her way to the International Space Station for the first time with humans on board.
Demo-2 Launch Day: Countdown time scheduleSean CostelloMay 30th, 2020
The launch countdown timeline schedule is out for SpaceX Demo-2 launch attempt day #2, and SpaceFlight Insider correspondents are onsite at the Kennedy Space Center LC39 Press Site, on the river’s edge in Titusville and just south in Port Canaveral; Falcon 9 is vertical on the pad and all eyes are now on the weather.
Scrub! Historic Demo-2 mission delayed due to weatherCullen DesforgesMay 27th, 2020
NASA’s historic Demo-2 mission has been scrubbed due to weather over the launch site and off the Florida coast. The next attempt is set to occur on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 pm local time.
SpaceX prepares to launch Demo-2, schedule and timeline releasedCullen DesforgesMay 26th, 2020
As the world waits with bated breath, the Falcon 9 carrying Crew Dragon stands tall once again on pad 39A, ready to be given the final go for launch.
US Space Force prepares for astronaut rescue missionsMatt HaskellMay 22nd, 2020
The 45th Operational Group, Detachment 3 stands ready to rescue Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in the event their missions ends in an unexpected abort.
Flight plans released for SpaceX’s Demo-2 crewed missionCullen DesforgesMay 14th, 2020
During a recent joint NASA / SpaceX Demo-2 mission press conference, a clear picture was painted as to what launch day activities and the ensuing flight of Crew Dragon will look like.
SpaceX completes final testing milestone before first crewed launchMatt HaskellMay 3rd, 2020
SpaceX successfully completed its 27th test of the Mark 3 Parachute for the Crew Dragon capsule, fulfilling the final testing requirement for NASA certification and review of the parachute system. The test comes following several successful milestones, including January’s in flight Abort test.
Successful launch, landing for SpaceX Starlink-6 missionTheresa CrossApril 23rd, 2020
SpaceX successfully launched their next 60 Starlink satellites, lifting off at 3:30pm (EDT) on April 22 from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex (LC-) 39A.
SpaceX to conduct first crewed launch in late MayCullen DesforgesApril 17th, 2020
On Friday April 17,2020, NASA and SpaceX announced that astronauts will launch from American soil for the first time in nearly nine years on SpaceX’s DM-2 mission in late May 2020.