1. It's official: SpaceX is 'go' to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship  Space.com
  2. Expedition 63 Event with Discovery Channel, CBS News , and Houston Chronicle - May 21, 2020  NASA Video
  3. See SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 go vertical on the launchpad  CNET
  4. How SpaceX's sleek spacesuit changes astronaut fashion from the space shuttle era  Space.com
  5. Astronauts Prepare For SpaceX Mission To International Space Station | TODAY  TODAY
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SpaceX remains on target to launch its landmark Demo-2 mission to the space station this week, NASA officials said.A key readiness review found no showstoppers for the Demo-2 mission.

It's official: SpaceX is 'go' to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship | Space

Epic.Epic.

See SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 go vertical on the launchpad - CNET

The agency confirmed its mission was proceeding smoothly, but made the announcement amid the puzzling departure of a top NASA official.The agency confirmed its mission was proceeding smoothly, but made the announcement amid the puzzling departure of a top NASA official.

“Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are vertical on the launch pad https://t.co/2nw9h0jxde”

SpaceX on Twitter: "Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are vertical on the launch pad… "

“Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 in the hangar at Launch Complex 39A”

SpaceX on Twitter: "Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 in the hangar at Launch Complex 39A… "

“We are go for launch! The Flight Readiness Review has concluded and @NASA's SpaceX Crew Dragon mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff.”

Jim Bridenstine on Twitter: "We are go for launch! The Flight Readiness Review has concluded and @NASA's SpaceX Crew Dragon mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff.… https://t.co/CMtgQ8y1Qa"

“Check out the scale if the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon capsule. Just breathtaking. 🚀🤭 #LaunchAmerica #NASASocial”

Jack Phan on Twitter: "Check out the scale if the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon capsule. Just breathtaking. 🚀🤭 #LaunchAmerica #NASASocial… https://t.co/AryAZ0FlVb"

The Space Shuttle Program was always going to end.The Space Shuttle Program was always going to end.

America’s first astronaut launch in 9 years: How did we get here?

ABC News plans live coverage of joint mission between NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX to send two astronauts to the International Space StationABC News plans live coverage of joint mission between NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX to send two astronauts to the International Space Station

ABC News, National Geographic Set Live Special to Cover SpaceX Launch – Variety

SpaceX’s upcoming launch marks a turning point in space exploration for several reasons.SpaceX’s upcoming launch marks a turning point in space exploration for several reasons.

SpaceX and NASA plan to launch astronauts into orbit for the first time since 2011 next week. President Donald Trump has indicated he wants to witness ...SpaceX and NASA plan to launch astronauts into orbit for the first time since 2011 next week. President Donald Trump has indicated he wants to witness the launch. What...

Boeing Company (The) (NYSE:BA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) - Trump Wants To Attend SpaceX Launch Of Astronauts Into Space, Jokes He Would Like To Put Reporters Into The Rocket | Benzinga

The two astronauts who will test drive SpaceX's brand new rocketship are classmates and friends, veteran spacefliers married to veteran spacefliers, and fathers of young sons.

NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has conducted a static fire test ahead of the Crew Dragon…

SpaceX, Falcon 9 for Demo-2 mission conducts critical static fire test - NASASpaceFlight.com

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is the conductor and NASA the customer as businesses begin chauffeuring astronauts to the International Space Station. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is the conductor and NASA the customer as businesses begin chauffeuring astronauts to the International Space Station.

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay at home next Wednesday for safety reasons. Officials in Brevard County, home to the Kennedy Space Center, are rolling out the welcome mat.

Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

SpaceX has received approval on its mission to launch NASA astronauts for the first time ever on May 27, having passed a key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) conducted by the agency to ensure everything is go for launch. This final stretch check, conducted over the past few days after the Crew Dragon spacecraft was mounted […]SpaceX has received approval on its mission to launch NASA astronauts for the first time ever on May 27, having passed a key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) conducted by the agency to ensure everything is go for launch. This final stretch check, conducted over the past few days after the Crew Dragon spacecraft was mounted […]

SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft launch is officially cleared to proceed for May 27 target – TechCrunch

The delay comes just days before SpaceX was due to launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011.The delay comes just days before SpaceX was due to launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011.

NASA delays giving green light to historic SpaceX astronaut launch | Science & Tech News | Sky News

A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.

Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch - BBC News

Next week will be the first time astronauts have been launched from Cape Canaveral in nine years.Next week will be the first time astronauts have been launched from Cape Canaveral in nine years.

Nasa tells spectators to stay away from launch but sheriff says they are welcome

PRESIDENT Donald Trump is “thinking of going” to the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Capsule launch next week. Trump revealed he was considering attending the historic f…

Trump ‘thinking of going’ to historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Capsule launch next week – The Sun

A NASA chief has quit in mysterious circumstances just days before a historic spaceflight is set to take place.A NASA chief has quit in mysterious circumstances just days before a historic spaceflight is set to take place.

NASA mystery: Space chief shockingly QUITS without reason days before historic mission | Science | News | Express.co.uk

President Donald Trump will be in attendance on Wednesday when NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts from American soil for the first time in nearly a decade. President Donald Trump will be in attendance on Wednesday when NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts from American soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

Trump to attend SpaceX, NASA astronaut launch

Kroger Co. says it isn’t asking any employees to pay back coronavirus-related bonuses. Photos of letters from Kroger asking employees to return some of their emergency pay were circulating on Twitter Tuesday. Kroger blamed an accounting error for the letters and said it will inform the employees affected that they don’t need to repay any money. Kroger paid workers an additional $2 per hour between March 29 and May 23, but recently said it was ending that bonus. Kroger Co. says it isn’t asking any employees to pay back coronavirus-related bonuses. Photos of letters from Kroger asking employees to return some of their emergency pay were circulating on Twitter Tuesday. Kroger blamed an accounting error for the letters and said it will inform the employees affected that they don’t need to repay any money. Kroger paid workers an additional $2 per hour between March 29 and May 23, but recently said it was ending that bonus.

Kroger lets workers keep extra 'Emergency Pay' after company sent collection letters | WTVC

Kroger lets workers keep extra 'Emergency Pay' after company sent collection letters

Titusville Police Department has issued a traffic advisory and accompanying video for citizens and visitors ahead of the upcoming manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch.Titusville Police Department has issued a traffic advisory and accompanying video for citizens and visitors ahead of the upcoming manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch.

Titusville Police Releases Traffic Advisory For Manned NASA, SpaceX Launch May 27 from KSC

SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

'I'm not going to tell Americans they can't watch a great piece of history. I'm just not going to do it''I'm not going to tell Americans they can't watch a great piece of history. I'm just not going to do it'

Florida spectators gear up to watch 'historic' astronaut launch with masks amid coronavirus - News | Khaleej Times

The lives of the NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, plus the future of American spaceflight, are riding on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship.The lives of the NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, plus the future of American spaceflight, are riding on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship.

Why SpaceX's next rocket launch is so important to NASA and Elon Musk - Business Insider

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay at home next Wednesday for safety reasons due to the coronavirus pandemicNASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay at home next Wednesday for safety reasons due to the coronavirus pandemic

NASA Urge Spectators to Stay Away From Astronaut Launch | Time

When NASA and SpaceX launch the Demo-2 crewed test flight from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday, it will be the first time in almost nine years that American astronauts will be leaving earth from an American-made craft. However, when asked if he would attend the launch, President Donald Trump joked he [...]When NASA and SpaceX launch the Demo-2 crewed test flight from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday, it [...]

Donald Trump Quips About Getting 'Rid' of Reporters by Sending Them on SpaceX Rocket Launch

Donald Trump Quips About Getting 'Rid' of Reporters by Sending Them on SpaceX Rocket Launch

The SpaceX rocket that will carry two astronauts from U.S. soil into orbit for the first time in nearly a decade is now sitting upright on a Florida launchpad.The SpaceX rocket that will carry two astronauts from U.S. soil into orbit for the first time in nearly a decade is now sitting upright on a Florida launchpad.

WATCH: SpaceX rocket that will be first manned launch from US soil in 9 years lifted upright on launchpad

The lift-off on May 27, with two NASA astronauts, is a flight test to certify if SpaceX’s transportation system can ferry crew to and from the International Space Station regularly.The lift-off on May 27, with two NASA astronauts, is a flight test to certify if SpaceX’s transportation system can ferry crew to and from the International Space Station regularly.

Explained: What is the SpaceX Demo-2 mission, set to launch next week? | Explained News,The Indian Express

On 27 May, NASA will launch people into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011, when the space shuttle Atlantis roared aloft on its final voyage. This time, astronauts will be riding to the International Space Station (ISS) not on a NASA rocket, but aboard vehicles bought from the private space company SpaceX: the Dragon 2 capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The occasion marks yet another milestone for the private California company, which over the past decade has gone from underdog to dominator. SpaceX now handles about two-thirds of NASA's launches, including many research payloads, with flights as cheap as $62 million, roughly half the price of a rocket from United Launch Alliance, a competitor. SpaceX's goals are not limited to low-Earth orbit: Last month it won a contract to build a Moon lander, and it is steadily testing a huge heavy-lift rocket, called Starship, that could carry people to Mars. Researchers see both benefits and risks in the company's increasing power. It has lowered the cost of spaceflight through innovations such as reusable stages and fairings, saving NASA money. With its outsize capacity, Starship could cheaply put large telescopes in orbit and heavy science experiments on moons and planets. Yet SpaceX, with a fast-and-loose Silicon Valley mindset, has overlooked the potential for its technologies to contaminate night skies and pristine planets. Some worry the company, led by brazen billionaire Elon Musk, could jeopardize NASA's long-standing culture of safety. “NASA tries to model everything to the nth degree,” says David Todd, an analyst at Seradata, which tracks launches and satellites. “SpaceX works on the basis of ‘test it until it breaks.’” Between 2006 and 2008, the first three flights of its Falcon 1 rocket ended in failure. SpaceX pivoted to a larger Falcon 9 rocket in 2010, and began to deliver cargo to the ISS for NASA 2 years later. Since then, its ambitions have grown. “A lot of other space companies are trying to win contracts,” says Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). “SpaceX is trying to get to Mars. It turns out that having a goal can be economically successful.” The upcoming crewed flight could displace the Russian rockets NASA has hired—at a hefty price—to carry humans to the ISS since 2011. Cheaper, more frequent flights could improve the biomedical and physical science experiments aboard the station, says industry analyst Laura Forczyk, owner of the space consulting firm Astralytical. “More people equals more research,” she says. SpaceX has boosted NASA science in other ways, delivering the climate-observing Jason-3 satellite and the planet-seeking Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to orbit. In 2022, it is set to launch the Psyche mission to a metallic asteroid, in the first NASA launch of a Falcon Heavy, which sits between the Falcon 9 and Starship in its propulsive power ( Science , 26 January 2018, p. [376][1]). But it's the company's upcoming Starship that has designers of science missions salivating. SpaceX has not announced a date for an inaugural flight, but has built six prototypes at a pace of nearly one per month. (Three have been accidentally destroyed in testing.) The steel alloy capsule and its superheavy booster stand 120 meters tall, towering over the Saturn V that carried people to the Moon. Last year, Musk said full reusability and thrifty use of propellant would drop the cost of each Starship launch to $2 million. Todd suggests $10 million per flight might be more realistic. The rocket's 9-meter-diameter cargo hold could easily accommodate giant celestial observatories, such as the proposed Habitable Exoplanet Observatory, which would directly image distant planets. One reason for the endless delays afflicting the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, has been the need to fold up its segmented 6.5-meter mirror to fit aboard a European Ariane 5 rocket, says CfA astrophysicist Martin Elvis. A viable Starship could also create political pressure to scupper the Space Launch System (SLS), the NASA-developed heavy-lift rocket that is supposed to power the agency back to the Moon and on to Mars at a whopping $900 million per launch—if it ever launches. Its debut has repeatedly slipped, and is now expected at the end of 2021. Just 1 or 2 years later, it is supposed to carry astronauts to lunar orbit, but McDowell doubts it will remain in production for very long. “If Starship works, that's the death knell for SLS,” he says. ![Figure][2]</img> CREDITS: (GRAPHIC) X. LIU/ SCIENCE ; (DATA) JONATHAN MCDOWELL/CFA SpaceX, along with private companies Blue Origin and Dynetics, was chosen in April to design lunar landers for astronauts and supplies. SpaceX put forth the Starship capsule as its lander, which could launch atop its own booster or a NASA-built one. There would be plenty of room for scientists to piggyback experiments, such as a radio telescope to peer back to the earliest era of galaxy formation from the Moon's far side, says Steve Clarke, NASA's deputy associate administrator for scientific exploration. Yet SpaceX's haste to go big could also cause trouble for scientists. The Starship lander will be much heavier than the spindly lunar module of the Apollo missions. The dust and rocks it kicks up could rise into lunar orbit, creating an interfering haze for other landers and threatening satellites and outposts, Elvis says. The company's long-standing goal to colonize Mars has the potential to contaminate the planet with terrestrial microbes that could confound researchers, he adds. SpaceX did not respond to requests for comment for this article. In recent months, the company has aroused the ire of astronomers with the launch of hundreds of Starlink satellites, which are intended to deliver high-speed internet to remote areas. From the ground, the satellites appear surprisingly bright because of their low orbits, and they have left disruptive trails on the cameras of survey telescopes. “I don't think they intended to screw up people's skies,” says Megan Donahue, president of the American Astronomical Society. “It was just because nobody asked that question of them.” SpaceX is trying to mitigate the issue. Some satellites in the next batch, set to launch soon after the crewed test, will be blackened and equipped with visors that block sunlight. Donahue praises the company for working with researchers to address the problems. “We're all into science,” she says. But the episode has reminded space scientists not to underestimate SpaceX's potential impacts on their fields. Although Musk is often too bullish about the time scales for his projects, McDowell says, he tends to realize his dreams in the end. “[Musk] has strengths and weaknesses. His overoptimism is kind of both.” Correction (21 May 2020): An earlier version of the story misattributed a cost estimate to fly Starship. The source of the estimate is David Todd, not Laura Forczyk. [1]: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/359/6374/376 [2]: pending:yes

Crewed launch deepens ties between NASA and SpaceX | Science

President Trump expressed that he was interested in going to Florida next week to watch Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket blast off with NASA astronauts from American soil for the first time.President Trump expressed that he was interested in going to Florida next week to watch Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket blast off with NASA astronauts from American soil for the first time.

Trump wants to see Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket's manned takeoff | Daily Mail Online

SpaceX Director of Crew Mission Management Benji Reed said he expects a "high chance" of bad weather delaying next week's astronaut launch.SpaceX Director of Crew Mission Management Benji Reed said he expects a "high chance" of bad weather delaying next week's astronaut launch.

SpaceX Says “High Chance” Human Launch Will Be Pushed Back

SpaceX Director of Crew Mission Management Benji Reed said he expects a "high chance" of bad weather delaying next week's astronaut launch.SpaceX Director of Crew Mission Management Benji Reed said he expects a "high chance" of bad weather delaying next week's astronaut launch.

SpaceX Says "High Chance" Human Launch Will Be Pushed Back

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are being prepared for the historic Demo-2 mission that will launch NASA astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are being prepared for the historic Demo-2 mission that will launch NASA astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

SpaceX's human-carrying capsule looks set to fly humans for the first time, and a new video shows the rocket getting ready.SpaceX's human-carrying capsule looks set to fly humans for the first time, and a new video shows the rocket getting ready.

SpaceX Crew Dragon: watch the Falcon 9 reach the launchpad in style

Follow live updates below as SpaceX and NASA target 4:33 p.m. Wednesday for the historic launch of astronauts, a feat nearly a decade in the making.Follow live updates below as SpaceX and NASA target 4:33 p.m. Wednesday for the historic launch of astronauts, a feat nearly a decade in the making.

Live updates: SpaceX and NASA targeting launch of astronauts on Crew Dragon

Top officials at the US space agency and Elon Musk’s company have been meeting since Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final verifications ahead of the May 27 mission.Top officials at the US space agency and Elon Musk’s company have been meeting since Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final verifications ahead of the May 27 mission.

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27 - science - Hindustan Times

A short video showed the Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft being raised into position for next week's launch.A short video showed the Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft being raised into position for next week's launch.

Falcon 9, Crew Dragon In Position At Launch Pad: NASA, SpaceX Share Photos, Video

The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic...The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic...

SpaceX astronauts arrive for first home launch in a decade - MarketWatch

NASA's chief of human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, is departing the space agency after just six months in the role. In a farewell note to colleagues, which was obtained by reporters on Tuesday, Loverro said he was resigning over a 'mistake' he had made earlier this year.NASA's chief of human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, is departing the space agency after just six months in the role. In a farewell note to colleagues, which was obtained by reporters on Tuesday, Loverro said he was resigning over a 'mistake' he had made earlier this year.

NASA's head of human spaceflight abruptly resigns, citing 'mistake' | CTV News

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The Demo-2 launch, carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 27.The Demo-2 launch, carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, will lift off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 27.

How to watch NASA and SpaceX launch historic Commercial Crew flight to the ISS

On Thursday, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft arrived at launch pad 39A Kennedy Space Center and was raised into a vertical position.On Thursday, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft arrived at launch pad 39A Kennedy Space Center and was raised into a vertical position.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 launcher rolled to the launch pad on May 21. A few hours later, the rocket went vertical, standing 215 feet tall on its perch atop Pad 39A. From here, SpaceX will conduct a static fire test of the rocket’s main engines on Friday, May 22. During that […]

SpaceX Crew Dragon has made its way to the launch pad (Photos)