Update: (05/30/20) – By DB
After a postponement due to weather conditions, NASA and SpaceX are ready to make history, with the first launch of a manned rocket – the Falcon 9, carrying the Crew Dagon capsule – since the space shuttle era. NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken will be taken to the International Space Station for a period of several months.
International media reports say the weather at Kennedy Space Center is similar to that recorded last Thursday, so the trick is to cross your fingers so that weather conditions again cause the launch to be delayed yet again.
The launch is being broadcast live on a number of platforms, such as Nasa TV on YouTube and Twitch, starting at 3 pm, but the actual launch is scheduled to happen until 4:22 pm, in Brasília time.
Check out the link for the broadcast on YouTube:
Update (05/27/2020) – RB
Postponed! NASA and SpaceX Abort Rocket Launch to ISS for Weather Conditions
Everything was ready. Fuel in place, astronauts in position, rocket on the 39A launch pad. But it was not this time that the Crew Dragon capsule will make its first manned launch.
NASA and SpaceX had to postpone the schedule, due to unfavorable weather conditions. The bad weather meant that the trip couldn't happen. There was already an expectation of storm risks for this afternoon.
Now, the launch has been rescheduled for this Saturday, May 30th, at 4:22 pm – Brasília time.
It remains to be seen whether, on the weekend, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will finally be able to leave for the Space Station. This would be the first manned space travel in the United States in nine years.
Original text (05/27/2020)
Watch live! NASA and SpaceX transmit manned rocket launch to ISS
Finally, the expected Demo-2 mission will take place this Wednesday (27th), at 5:33 pm – in Brasília time. NASA, through SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, will send two astronauts – who have been quarantined in recent days – for the International Space Station (ISS).
The launch will take place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The experiment – as defined by NASA – is the first American launch on local soil since the end of the space shuttle in 2011.
“This is a unique moment when the whole of America can take a moment and look at our country doing something impressive again, that is, launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil, and we are going to the International Space Station. And what we do there, of course, is that we are transforming the way we do space flight in general. ”
Due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus, the US space agency will not be able to hold a party or any kind of agglomeration to accompany the historic event.
Because of this, NASA decided to carry out a live broadcast, through its official YouTube channel, of the launch. You can watch the details in the following player:
SpaceX – Elon Musk's company and responsible for the Crew Dragon rocket – will also perform an alternative display of the feat. Coverage starts 4 hours before launch.
Live coverage can be seen on the company's official YouTube channel. The signal is available in the video below:
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