Cygnus 'Kalpana Chawla' launches from Virginia

Will Smoot

October 3, 2020

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Northrop Grumman's fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission lifts off from Wallops Island, delivering close to 8,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and consumables to the International Space Station.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, carrying astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the first US Commercial Crew spaceflight.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

SpaceX DEMO-2 is Away

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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