American Astronauts Launch from American Soil in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Endeavour Crew Capsule

Bill Jelen

May 31, 2020

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NASA's Commercial Crew program celebrates a crucial milestone as the first astronauts depart Earth aboard a commercially built and operated American spacecraft.

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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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NASA Day of Remembrance Focuses on Four Early Space Casualties

A large crowd convened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Information Center on January 25, 2018 for the annual NASA Day of Remembrance. A focus this year was on four astronauts who perished in events other than Apollo One, Challenger, and Columbia. Family members of Charles A. Bassett II, Elliot M. See Jr., Clifton C. Williams, and Michael J. Adams shared memories of each astronaut. Also in attendance, Tal Ramon, son of Columbia crew member Ilan Ramon shared two original compositions and spoke about his father.

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Remote camera view of the launch of EchoStar 105 / SES-11 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

SpaceX delivers SES-11, lands third flight-proven Falcon 9

Backdropped against a blue sky tinged orange by the setting sun, SpaceX's third flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket launched the EchoStar 105 / SES-11 satellite from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

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