The Washington Post’s Christian Davenport reports that NASA is considering extending the mission duration of the Crew-1 astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi arrived at the station in mid-November. The four astronauts launched from Kennedy Space Center inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
Many of you have probably never heard the name Nicole Jordan despite her being instrumental in the recent Crew-1 mission. She was the mission manager for the launch, bringing together all the different departments to make sure that it went off without a hitch, which, thanks to her, it did.
After its successful launch of the first operational crew mission for SpaceX, booster B1061 landed seemingly perfect on droneship Just Read The Instructions in the Atlantic Ocean. While it looked like a picture-perfect landing during the livestream, the booster was in a little less than perfect condition when it returned to Port Canaveral this morning.
Part of the Expedition 64 conducted a news teleconference today from the International Space Station that was live on NASA TV. The conference included plenty of laughter, information, and microphone twirling.
From a plush planet Earth to a shiny dinosaur named Tremor, SpaceX doesn’t disappoint when it comes to how it demonstrates zero gravity inside its spacecrafts. Fans of Star Wars and cute alien creatures alike will appreciate the zero-gravity indicator picked by the astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. Baby Yoda casually appeared inside Crew Dragon Resilience moments after liftoff on Sunday night as the spacecraft reached orbit en route to the International Space Station.
At 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, SpaceX launched astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi into space. This marks the first operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and the official transition to commercial transportation to the ISS for NASA. Since the end of the shuttle program in 2011, the U.S. has relied on leasing astronaut seats on Russian rockets to access space.
Live coverage from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station of SpaceX’s first operational crew launch to the International Space Station. SpaceX will launch NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Liftoff is scheduled for 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Space Explored’s livestream on location will kick off at 6:45 p.m. EST/ 3:45 p.m. PST. Tune in below and share the excitement with friends and family!
A crew of four astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, ahead of the launch set to happen this Saturday (November 14). The astronauts are Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Michael Hopkins, and Soichi Noguchi.