Second attempt for Launch America happens May 30, 2020

Last Updated on May 30, 2020 by cassnetwork

SOURCE: News release from Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller and her Astro-Pup Patches are reminding you that the second attempt for Launch America will be on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EST. The first attempt was scrubbed because of unsafe weather conditions.

NASA has reached a milestone in space exploration with the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo 2 spacecraft on a Falcon 9 Rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This next-generation human spacecraft will transport NASA U.S. astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.

LIVE coverage begins on NASA TV at 11:00 a.m. EST. It will be the first time a commercially built spacecraft and an American operated rocket will carry American astronauts from American soil to the International Space Station since 2011. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock nineteen hours later to the International Space Station at 10:29 a.m. on Sunday, May 31st.

Sunday, May 31st LIVE EVENTS

Click on to watch on NASA TV to see:

10:29 a.m. EST– Docking to International Space Station

12:45 p.m. EST – Hatch Open
1:15 p.m. EST – Welcome ceremony on board International Space Station

3:15 p.m. EST – SpaceX/Dragon DM-2 post-docking briefing

4:30 p.m. – Video file feed of SpaceX/DM-2 rendezvous, docking, hatch opening and welcoming ceremony (Media Channel)

We are hoping this new era in space exploration is inspiring people to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The possibilities are endless!