SpaceX, NASA give go for astronaut launch next week from Space Coast – WESH 2 Orlando

SpaceX, NASA give ‘go’ for astronaut launch next week from Space Coast



15 MINUTES. WESH 2’S DAN BILLOW JOINS US LIVE FROM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER WITH MORE. DAN: THAT REVIEW IS TAKING A LITTLE LONGER THAN SCHEDULED, THEY WERE TO HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AT 6:00, NOW THEY HAVE SAID THE ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE AT A SIX: READY, COULD BE LATER THAN THAT — 6:30, IT COULD BE LATER THAN THAT. WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING TO GO ON BUT THE ROCKET AND SPACECRAFT THAT WILL CARRY THESE ASTRONAUTS NEXT WEEK IS SCHEDULED TO BE STOOD UP VERY SOON SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE A PRACTICE COUNTDOWN AND TEST FIRING THIS WEEKEND. ASTRONAUTS ARE ARRIVIN TOMORROW . FOR THOSE ACTIVITIES. THIS EXTENSIVE REVIEW HAS GONE ON MUCH OF THE DAY, IT HAS TAKEN A LITTLE LONGER THAN THEY THOUGHT AND AT 6:30 OR SO, THEY WILL ANNOUNCE WHETHER THE LAUNCH DATE IS APPROVED OR NOT APPROVED. WE WILL BE FINDING THAT OUT AT THAT TIME AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHAT THEY DECIDE. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, IT WILL STAY ON SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK ON THURSD

SpaceX, NASA give ‘go’ for astronaut launch next week from Space Coast

SpaceX has the go-ahead from NASA to launch another crew of astronauts next week.Managers from NASA and Elon Musk’s company on Thursday cleared the Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule for a dawn liftoff next Thursday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The four astronauts will spend six months at the International Space Station, replacing another SpaceX crew that’s close to coming home. Both the rocket and capsule have flown before. SpaceX refurbished both pieces and added safety upgrades.

SpaceX has the go-ahead from NASA to launch another crew of astronauts next week.

Managers from NASA and Elon Musk’s company on Thursday cleared the Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule for a dawn liftoff next Thursday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

The four astronauts will spend six months at the International Space Station, replacing another SpaceX crew that’s close to coming home.

Both the rocket and capsule have flown before.

SpaceX refurbished both pieces and added safety upgrades.