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Mon, May 25, 2020

Virgin Orbit Update: First Launch Has Failed

Yup... This Week Is Definitely Looking To Be 'Space Week'

Aero-News RealTime Update--1521ET, 05.25.20: After dealing with sensor issues on their first targeted day for launch, Sunday, the Virgin Orbit 747 'Cosmic Girl' is airborne, carrying 'LauncherOne' on what may be a historic air-launch of an orbital liquid-fueld rocket system. The aircraft is currently over the Pacific Ocean in preparation for final systems checkout, vehicle release, and launch of the test rocket. Unfortunately, the VO folks are not presenting a LiveStream, like their compatriots at SpaceX and ULA, but their twitter feed noted at 1534ET, that, "Cosmic Girl has entered the racetrack!" and will be flying this circutous flight path off the coast of California until all systems are cleared for launch... More info to follow...

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Mon, May 25, 2020

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Astronauts Rehearse for Launch Day

President Expected to Be in Attendance

The last few days before the historic launch of NASA/SpaceX Demo-2 have been busy... and both the President and Vice President are rumored to be planning to attend the launch... which now has a 40% chance of favorable weather. Saturday, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley participated in a countdown dress rehearsal of the launch day events. The crewmates are preparing to launch aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and fly to the International Space Station. Demo-2 will be the first crewed mission for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Sat, May 23, 2020

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 ‘Go’ to Proceed Toward May 27 Launch

Mission Will Validate The Company’s Crew Transportation System

The Flight Readiness Review has concluded, and NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff on the first crewed flight of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station, is slated for Wednesday, May 27, at 4:33 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit.

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