An asteroid which NASA estimates may be larger than the Empire State Building is headed in Earth’s direction and expected to pass near our planet on Saturday.
The Transportation Department says China is violating an air-travel agreement between the two countries.
Despite weather concerns, the veteran astronauts took off from launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday afternoon, riding on top of a Falcon 9 rocket aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
After nine years, Americans are back in the business of launching astronauts into space.
By NASA’s count, over 3 million viewers tuned in online.
The good news is that you can have one of your own!
Millions of Americans will be sure to remember where they were on May 30, 2020 when a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched two Americans into orbit from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
The first launch attempt by SpaceX on Wednesday was scrubbed with just 17 minutes left on the countdown clock, and there was only a 50-50 chance of good weather on Saturday.
Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the U.S., before the threat of lightning forced a delay.
To answer that, you have to look back at the 1940s.
If SpaceX and NASA are going to make history with a launch from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, they’re going to have to beat the odds. Meteorologists still say there is only a 50-percent chance of acceptable weather for the second Demo-2 launch attempt.
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.
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.
Bad weather in the Atlantic has postponed the highly anticipated SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral.
With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade.
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.
The White House on Sunday announced that the U.S. would bar entry of non-citizens traveling from Brazil, which has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in previous weeks.
The Transportation Safety Administration is introducing new safety guidelines ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
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.