SpaceX DEMO-2 is Away

Will Smoot

May 30, 2020

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After a 9-year hiatus, Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A once again provides the jumping-off point to human spaceflight, as SpaceX's Demo-2 mission ushers in a new era of commercial spaceflight.

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Serious weather moves across Kennedy Space Center during the SpaceX Crew Demo-2 countdown.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

"...And SpaceX is STILL ready"

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were treated to a very thorough dress rehearsal today as the SpaceX Crew Demo-2 flight was called off at T-18 minutes due to weather.

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The sun rises over Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.  Official SpaceX Photo.

SpaceX's Demo-2 Mission is Ready for Launch

Questions about weather, touchscreen flight controls, astronaut breakfast and the new black closeout suits are addressed at Monday's pre-launch briefing.

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On a brilliantly blue morning in Virginia, the Cygnus cargo freighter begins its 2-day journey to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: Scott Schilke / We Report Space

Northrop Grumman debuts Antares 230+ launch vehicle on NG-12 mission

The morning calm of Chincoteague Island and the surrounding Eastern Shore of Virginia was briefly interrupted by a powerful rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on November 2, 2019. Correspondent Will Smoot provides a first-hand account of launch viewing from Tom's Cove.

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Northrop Grumman's Cyngus spacecraft receives late-load cargo less than 24 hours prior to the launch of the NG-12 mission.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

What's on board NG-12?

A day prior to the scheduled launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares 230+ rocket and Cygnus spacecraft, NASA presents a briefing on the various payloads traveling to the International Space Station.

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