• Space Station Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:26:49 +0000
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    • Dragon Endeavour Reaches Orbit, News Conference at 12:15 a.m. EST Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:26:49 +0000
      The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps along with Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin to the International Space Station has safely reached orbit, and the nosecone has opened. A postlaunch news conference will be held at approximately 12:15 a.m. EST at the agency’s …
    • Separation Confirmed! Dragon Now Flying Solo Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:06:35 +0000
      The Dragon spacecraft has separated from the Falcon 9’s second stage and is flying on its own. The spacecraft is traveling at approximately 17,500 miles per hour (28,200 kilometers per hour). In less than a minute, the Dragon nosecone open sequence will begin.
    • Falcon 9 Second Stage Engine Shuts Down Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:03:40 +0000
      After about nine minutes of flight, the Falcon 9’s second stage has shut down and the Dragon spacecraft now is in orbit, where it will soon separate from Falcon 9’s upper stage and continue its journey to the International Space Station. Momentarily, the rocket’s first stage will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 …
    • Falcon 9 First Stage Lands Successfully Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:02:00 +0000
      Back on Earth, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket has completed its descent and landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
    • First Stage Main Engine Cutoff; First, Second Stages Separate Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:57:28 +0000
      The Falcon 9 rocket has reached first stage main engine cutoff (MECO), and the first and second stages have separated. Next, the Falcon 9’s second stage engine will start.
    • Liftoff! NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Begins Journey to International Space Station Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:54:20 +0000
      SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, lit up Florida’s night sky, as NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin, started their approximately 28-hour journey to the International Space Station on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. Liftoff occurred at …
    • Up Next: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Liftoff Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:49:06 +0000
      Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, with NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick; Michael Barratt; and Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin is now just five minutes away. Everything is proceeding according to schedule, and all is looking good for the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to …
    • NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Remains on Schedule, Launch Less Than10 Minutes Away Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:45:16 +0000
        Fuel loading is complete on the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage. Everything remains on target for the 10:53 p.m. EST scheduled launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    • Propellant and Liquid Oxygen Loading Underway Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:19:53 +0000
      The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fueling has begun. Rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) loading and first stage liquid oxygen loading is underway. A few minutes from now, fueling will begin for the second stage. Launch weather officers with the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron predict a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. Liftoff …
    • Crew Access Arm Retracted Mon, 04 Mar 2024 03:16:05 +0000
      The crew access arm has retracted, and momentarily the Dragon spacecraft’s launch escape system will be armed. This will allow the Crew-8 crew members to escape safely in the unlikely event of an anomaly from the moment the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off until the time they reach orbit – a timespan of roughly …
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