ULA's Delta IV rocket ready to launch the WGS-11 satellite

Tonight at 6:56pm EDT, United Launch Alliance's Delta IV rocket will launch from Launch Complex 37 in Cape Canaveral, FL, carrying the WGS-10 satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The launch window for tonight's launch is open until 9:05pm EDT, giving them roughly 2 hours to solve any technical issues on the rocket if they come up prior to liftoff. Weather conditions throughout the window show an 80% chance of favorable weather with a chance of some isolated showers at the beginning of the launch window. Weather conditions worsen to 60% favorable in case of a 24-hour delay. This Delta IV is the last one to launch in this specific configuration, with 4 strap-on solid rocket boosters

SpaceX's Crew Dragon completes its historic mission to the ISS

Early this morning, March 3rd, at 5:51am EST, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station. Crew Dragon was launched on the Falcon 9 rocket from LC-39a at 2:49am EST Saturday morning. This launch marked the first time that a crew vehicle has launched from the United States since 2011, when the Space Shuttle retired. This marked a moment in history for the US as well as SpaceX. This is the first time that a commercial crew vehicle has been launched to the International Space Station. It took 17 years since SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) was founded back in 2002 and their goal of launching humans into space just got one step closer to doing

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is ready for launch.

Thursday evening, February 28th, SpaceX's Falcon 9 went vertical at Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center with their new crew vehicle on top. This is the spacecraft that will become the first commercial crew vehicle to launch and autonomously dock with the International Space Station. Dragon isn't flying empty - A dummy, or a "smarty" as they're calling it, will be riding in one of the seats of Dragon as it launches to the ISS and when it returns back to Earth next week. This mannequin will be sporting SpaceX's flight suit and will have tons of sensors to monitor the stresses launch and reentry will have on the astronauts riding in this capsule. Dragon will also be carrying cargo and supp

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