Everything you need to know about SpaceX and NASA’s historic Crew Dragon mission
From Kennedy Space Center’s launch complex on May 27, NASA and SpaceX will launch the first crewed flight into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX will be the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS)
See SpaceX's first crewed flight in this amazing animation
The SpaceX Demo-2 mission's Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station atop a Falcon 9 rocket on May 27, 2020. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be aboard. -- How SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission will work in 13 steps: https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-demo-2-step-by-step.html Credit: SpaceX
How Are You Preparing to #LaunchAmerica?
It’s not just Mission Control that’s counting down — how are you preparing to #LaunchAmerica? From building your own rocket to binge-watching launch overage, share a video, a photo or simply your thoughts for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, as we prepare for the return of human spaceflight to U.S. soil. Check here for terms and conditions: https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-invites-you-to-launchamerica Thanks to Reese Lansangan and William Jakespeare for their clips in this video!
NASA and SpaceX prepare to #LaunchAmerica
Together with SpaceX, NASA will return human spaceflight to American soil after nearly a decade. SpaceX will launch people into space for the first time ever with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board Crew Dragon, which will dock to the International Space Station. Prepare to #LaunchAmerica on May 27: www.nasa.gov/launchamerica Share with us how you're planning to #LaunchAmerica for a chance to be featured on our social media: https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-invites-you-to-launchamerica
Meet the astronauts set to make history in a SpaceX capsule
Veteran NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley speak with CNN Business' Rachel Crane about their upcoming test flight aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. They'll be the first humans sent to space from US soil since the Shuttle program ended almost a decade ago. Produced by Gabe Ramirez
Supervising Producer: Bronte Lord #CNN
#SpaceX CNN Business brings you the latest news about the companies, personalities, and innovations that are driving business forward. Interested in more of CNN Business? Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/3cz80Ta CNN Business on social media
SpaceX President & COO Gwynne Shotwell Talks Crew Dragon, Demo-2 Mission + More
Gwynne Shotwell is an American businesswoman and engineer. She is the President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceX, an American space transportation company, where she is responsible for day-to-day operations and company growth. As of 2020, she is listed as the 55th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Save money on EVERY online purchase with Honey. We'll instantly look for and apply the biggest savings whenever you shop. Download the free extension to save.
https://spacenewspod.com/honey Become a member of Space News Pod!
https://instagram.com/thespacenewspod *As an affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Any affiliate links above used may contribute a small commission to help me create new content.
May 27, 2020: #LaunchAmerica
Before our Apollo astronauts launched to the Moon, they walked out of these doors at Kennedy Space Center. When NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley board Crew Dragon for the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, these doors will be used again. Prepare to #LaunchAmerica on May 27. www.nasa.gov/launchamerica
Crew Dragon’s First Demonstration Mission | One-Year Launch Anniversary
On March 2, 2019, Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon on its first demonstration mission, and the next day it became the first American spacecraft to autonomously dock with the International Space Station. After its stay at the space station, the spacecraft successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, completing its mission and demonstrating SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the space station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
SpaceX Demo-2 astronauts speak to the media after Crew Dragon's successful inflight abort test
NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley held an informal press conference with the media following SpaceX's successful inflight abort demonstration using the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test/
Crew Dragon | Launch Escape Demonstration
SpaceX is targeting Sunday, January 19 for an in-flight test of Crew Dragon’s launch escape capabilities from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test, which does not have NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, is intended to demonstrate Crew Dragon’s ability to reliably carry crew to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency on ascent. The six-hour test window opens at 8:00 a.m. EST, or 13:00 UTC. A backup opportunity with the same six-hour launch window opening at 8:00 a.m. EST, or 13:00 UTC, is available on Monday, January 20. Current weather data suggests our best opportunity for the launch escape test will be towards the end of the four-hour window, but we will continue to provide updates as new data becomes available.
Crew Dragon | Animation
SpaceX will soon demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to safely and reliably carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
The Race to Get SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Off the Ground | Countdown to Launch
SpaceX is going through the final rounds of tests for its iconic Crew Dragon spacecraft. If successful, SpaceX could be the first private company to send astronauts to space
» Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker
» Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist
» Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Demo-2 is one of the most highly anticipated launches in SpaceX’s career because if all goes as planned, it’ll be the first private spacecraft to carry humans to low-Earth orbit. In 2014, Elon Musk’s SpaceX was given $2.6 billion as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew contract—a deal that would help NASA garner its independence from Russia and re-establish the United States as a contender in crewed spaceflight. But since then, there have been some delays, financially and technically, that have prevented the SpaceX team from getting the Crew Dragon capsule ready for launch. SpaceX did have a successful unmanned demonstration mission, Demo-1, in March 2019 showing off the capsule’s capabilities to go to the International Space Station (ISS) and back. Though the SpaceX team notoriously lost that first Crew Dragon (Demo-1) in a following static fire test in April, but since then, the team has been steadfast in a multitude of tests to improve the capsule. Most of the final tests are extra safety demonstrations SpaceX wants to take to showcase the functionality of the spacecraft, ensuring the security of the astronauts onboard. And while NASA has expressed concerns over parachute systems based on previous tests where the spacecraft hit the ground harder than it should have and sustained damage, SpaceX responded and took the notes very seriously. At the end of October through November, SpaceX completed an unprecedented 12 consecutive and successful parachute drop tests, in a single week. The team is continuing to improve the quality of their design, but they earned their spot to the next stage: the static fire test. Find out more about the SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch on this Countdown to Launch. #SpaceX #NASA #ElonMusk #Launch #CountdownToLaunch #Seeker #Science Read More:
SpaceX May Launch Crucial Crew Dragon Abort Test Next Month, Elon Musk Says
"A key safety test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi could occur as early as next month, Elon Musk said.The test is an in-flight abort (IFA), which will demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to get out of harm's way in the event of a launch emergency. During the IFA, a Crew Dragon will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Shortly after liftoff, the capsule will fire up its SuperDraco escape thrusters, which will blast Crew Dragon a considerable distance away from the rocket.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon arrive at Cape Canaveral ahead of key test for crew flight" https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/03/spacexs-falcon-9-rocket-and-crew-dragon-arrive-at-cape-canaveral-ahead-of-key-test-for-crew-flight/
"Now that the rocket and capsule are both at the Cape, the test shouldn’t be that far off. That’s great news for SpaceX, which is still targeting the end of this year for its first crewed demonstration flight for Crew Dragon — though even the company’s own leadership has indicated that’s an increasingly difficult target to hit, given where we are in the year." UPDATE: IN-FLIGHT ABORT STATIC FIRE TEST ANOMALY INVESTIGATION
"It is worth noting that the reaction between titanium and NTO at high pressure was not expected. Titanium has been used safely over many decades and on many spacecraft from all around the world. Even so, the static fire test and anomaly provided a wealth of data. Lessons learned from the test – and others in our comprehensive test campaign – will lead to further improvements in the safety and reliability of SpaceX’s flight vehicles." ____________________ Countdown to Launch takes a deep dive into upcoming space missions from around the world. We interview the people involved and explore the science, innovation and technology that makes them possible.. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/