A new target date will be announced once confirmed.
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.
By NASA’s count, over 3 million viewers tuned in online.
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.
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.
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.
SpaceX blew up one of its own rockets Sunday morning as part of a key test to show that its new Dragon capsule is safe for astronauts, bringing the company one step closer to its first crewed flight.
SpaceX Successfully Launches Rocket And Satellite
The SpaceX heavy rocket thundered into space early this afternoon. It was an incredible sight!
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SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk said today he is stepping down from various presidential advisory panels in response to Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.