SpaceX, a private spaceflight company owned by business mogul Elon Musk, is re-set to launch two NASA astronauts into orbit today, May 30th. The original launch, set for May 27th was scrubbed due to bad weather. If bad weather reoccurs, the next planned date is June 2.
Since 2012, SpaceX has put satellites into orbit and delivered cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The company has a goal of eventually being capable of carrying people into space. They’re starting with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, hopefully today.
This mission, called the Demo-2, will launch the astronauts into orbit using a Crew Dragon spacecraft which will be projected into space with a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Liftoff is scheduled for 3:22 PM (ET), 2:22 PM (CT).
If you’re interested in watching live, you have plenty of options. Major news networks will host special reports but you can also catch the event on most live-streaming apps. Here’s a complete list of the NASA streams you can access:
- NASA Live
- NASA’s YouTube channel
- NASA App for iOS
- NASA App for Android
- Pluto TV
- DISH Network
- Google Fiber
- NASA TV on Satellite Galaxy 13
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