The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, May 27 (as long as the weather allows it to happen). The spacecraft will be headed to the International Space Station (ISS). The last human spaceflight was 2011 and we are so excited to watch the U.S. Rocket leave U.S. soil at 4:33pm. We have come up with some fun family ideas to celebrate the launch.
First, some fun facts about the Launch from NASA:
*The launch will happen in Florida at NASA’S Kennedy Space Center.
*SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be launched at 4:33pm EDT (weather permitting) on Wednesday, May 27th. NEW LAUNCH DATE: Saturday, May 30th at 3:22 pm
*The two American NASA astronauts are Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.
Coverage of the Launch
Live 12 p.m. EDT: Views of SpaceX, Crew Dragon on Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center
There will be a number of events following the launch this week. The following event information was found on the NASA website.
Wednesday, May 27
Noon – Live views of the SpaceX/Falcon 9 rocket on Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center
12:15 p.m. – Live countdown coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station (launch scheduled at 4:33 p.m.)
6 p.m. – Demo-2 postlaunch news conference
Thursday, May 28
11:39 a.m. – Docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station
1:55 p.m. – SpaceX Crew Dragon hatch opening to the International Space Station
2:25 p.m. – SpaceX Crew Dragon and International Space Station crew media event aboard the space station
Friday, May 29
11:05 a.m. – International Space Station Expedition 63 crew news conference with space station Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley
12:50 p.m. – International Space Station Expedition 63 in-flight event for SpaceX to mark the arrival of the Demo-2 crew
Family Fun Ideas
1. We plan on playing with our Stomp Rocket after we watch the SpaceX Launch. 💕🚀
Get your Stomp Rocket at Fun Stuff Toys Curbside Pick Up.
2. Chalk Fun
Make a fun rocket design on your driveway and take fun pictures with your kids. Let them pretend to be the astronauts that are taking flight.
3. Astronaut DIY Costume
Make a fun Astronaut Costume for your kids to wear. The costume is fun and easy to make with aluminum foil, a kids bike helmet, knee pads and elbow pads and some items from your recycle bin.
Read full directions: HERE
PINTEREST FINDS WE LOVE:
Will you be watching the liftoff of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft?
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