By NASA’s count, over 3 million viewers tuned in online.
Veteran astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are riding SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket.
Two astronauts are once again getting ready for the first crewed launch from Kennedy Space Center in nine years. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to ride a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into orbit in a test flight of the company’s Dragon capsule.
After nine years, Americans are back in the business of launching astronauts into space.
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.
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.
The weather forecast for Saturday’s launch attempt of SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission is not any better than it was yesterday, when pesky storms grounded the flight.
This spring, Walter Schumacher, who runs the American Honeybee Protection Agency, has been removing and relocating bee hives about 8 times per week in Austin.
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.
Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon.
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.
President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather.
NASA test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived Wednesday afternoon in Florida after a flight from Houston on a NASA jet.
NASA and SpaceX will launch the first astronauts since the retirement of the space shuttle program in 2011 on May 27 from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
Bad weather in the Atlantic has postponed the highly anticipated SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral.
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.
An Australian zoo celebrated their pygmy hippo's fifth birthday with cake and colorful balls.
A bald eagle was released back into the wild after being treated for lead poisoning after falling ill three months ago.
Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.