Launch America was successful!
What is #Launch America?
On May 30, 2020, at 3:22pm EDT, the United States of America will be sending American astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. For the first time in 9 years the US will be sending the astronauts in an American-made spacecraft. The Crew Dragon. History will be made as this event takes place.
- The worm logo will be returning!
- The original launch date (May 27 at 4:33 PM EDT) was scrubbed due to weather conditions.
NASA TV Live Stream:
Crew Dragon Demo-2 Studio:
https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/26758528/ (Go check it out!)
T-00:45:00 ─ SpaceX launch director verifies go for propellant load
T-00:42:00 ─ Crew access are retracts
T-00:37:00 ─ Dragon's launch escape system is armed
T-00:35:00 ─ RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading begins
T-00:35:00 ─ 1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading begins
T-00:16:00 ─ 2nd stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading begins
T-00:07:00 ─ Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch
T-00:05:00 ─ Dragon transitions to internal power
T-00:01:00 ─ Command flight to begin final pre-launch checks
T-00:01:00 ─ Propellant tank pressurization to flight pressure begins
T-00:00:45 ─ SpaceX launch director verifies go for launch
T-00:00:03 ─ Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start
T-00:00:00 ─ Liftoff!
T+00:00:58 ─ Falcon 9 passes through maximum aerodynamic pressure (MAX Q)
T+00:02:33 ─ Main engine cutoff (MECO)
T+00:02:36 ─ Stage separation
T+00:02:44 ─ 2nd stage engine startup
T+00:07:15 ─ 1st stage re-entry burn
T+00:08:47 ─ 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)
T+00:08:52 ─ 1st stage landing burn
T+00:09:22 ─ 1st stage landing
T+00:12:00 ─ Dragon separates from 2nd stage
T+00:12:46 ─ Dragon nosecone sequence begins
T+18:51:24 ─ Final go/no go poll for docking
T+19:01:24 ─ Go for docking
T+19:06:25 ─ Dragon docks on the ISS (International Space Station)
See the full schedule here: https://www.spacex.com/launches/
If you'd like to curate just ask! You'll be invited!
I ask that you only add projects relating to the launch/anything space related. This will help keep the studio on-theme. :)
The thumbnail is by @bigpuppy