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Weather Provides Perfect Backdrop for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Liftoff

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance, lift off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 5, 2022, for the Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim ShiflettBy Jim CawleyNASA’s Kennedy Space Center It was a picture-perfect launch during a sun-splashed afternoon on Florida’s [...]

By |2022-10-05T16:21:00-04:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dragon Spacecraft Reaches Orbit, News Conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann, commander; Josh Cassada, pilot; and mission specialists JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina has safely reached orbit, and the nosecone has been opened. At 1:30 p.m., NASA will host a postlaunch news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space [...]

By |2022-10-05T12:40:00-04:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Stage 1 Successfully Lands on SpaceX Drone Ship

Stage 1 of the Falcon 9 rocket lands on the company’s drone ship on Oct. 5, 2022. Credit: NASAStage 1 of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket completed its descent and successfully landed on the company’s drone ship, Just Read the Instructions, off the coast of Florida.

By |2022-10-05T12:11:00-04:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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