SpaceX Crew-1 Launch Day is Here

Note: SpaceX Crew-1 rescheduled to Sunday, Nov. 15 7:27 pm Eastern. Watch the news for further changes.

Nov 14, 2020The historic launch of SpaceX Dragon Crew-1 is scheduled to lift off at 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, from Launch Complex 39A.

Mission specialist Shannon Walker, left, pilot Victor Glover, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins – all NASA astronauts – and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi, right, will launch to the International Space Station on the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. (Credit: NASA)

It’s an exciting day for many across the world as three U.S. NASA Astronauts and one Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Astronaut begin their historic crewed mission to the International Space Station ISS).   Excitement is especially high for the space-focused communities along Florida’s Space Coast where so many work year round to make this possible.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 launch marks the beginning of regular flights of astronauts from America to ISS. Aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon will be NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. This full duration mission and the return to frequent crewed launch is the stellar culmination of the SpaceX Crew Dragon human spacecraft development program.

This launch follows the May 2020 successful Crew test launch with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley which marked the first U.S.-based rocket launch since NASA ended its Space Shuttle program in 2011.

 

Kennedy Space Center special launch viewing packages are, not surprisingly, SOLD OUT.  There are many launch viewing sites across the Space Coast. You also have the option to skip the traffic and crowds by streaming the launch.

LIVE STREAMING OPTIONS:

  • NASA Live for direct live streaming from NASA the day of the launch
  • Or, download the Launch Console App on Google Play or Apple App Store for a real-time, up-to-the-second countdown clock, a live video feed, and a compass to point where to view in the sky.

 

NOTE: Please be aware that launches are subject to cancellation, or scrub, without notice.

 

RESOURCES:
Kennedy Space Center 

Space Coast Office Of Tourism 

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