Sunday, November 15, 2020


 Hey, Space Placers!

All systems remain GO for today's launch of SpaceX Crew-1 to the International Space Station (ISS).

Launch is scheduled for 7:27 p.m. EST today (Sunday 11/15/20).

NASA will begin extensive live coverage online and on NASA TVstarting today at 3:15 p.m. EST.

Here is the background on the Crew-1 mission patch.

SpaceX Crew-1 Patch


SpaceX Crew-1 portrait

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - who constitute the crew of NASA's Crew-1 mission - inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Credits: SpaceX

On November 10th, NASA and SpaceX certified "the Crew Dragon, including the Falcon 9 rocket and associated ground systems, is the first new, crew spacecraft to be NASA-certified for regular flights with astronauts since the space shuttle nearly 40 years ago. Several critical events paved the way for this achievement, including grounds tests, simulations, uncrewed flight tests and NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley earlier this year."

Tune in for the launch and the next few will be history in the making and a welcome change to the year that has been 2020.

By the way, it was President Obama who started the Commercial Crew Program. 

Sky Guy in VA

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