The NASA and SpaceX are set to launch the first of astronauts on an American rocket as the ‘Demo-2 Mission’. The rocket will be launched from the American soil since the last space shuttle mission in 2011. The launch will be on Wednesday, 27th May 2020 at 4:33 PM EDT.

Here is a press briefing made on Tuesday by the NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine. The public are invited to participate in the mission through the NASA virtual guest operations and also the virtual NASA social.

The event will be as follows:

  • Live views of the SpaceX Falcon 9 on the Launch Pad – Wed, May 27th, 12:00 PM EDT
  • Nasa’s SpaceX DM-2 Launch to the Space Station – Wed, May 27th, 12:15 PM EDT and the Launch will be at 4:33 PM EDT
  • Docking of the SpaceX/DM-2 Crew Dragon to the International Space Station – Thur, May 28th, 11:39 AM EDT
  • SpaceX/Crew Dragon and International Space Station crew event – Thur, 28th May, 2:25 PM EDT

The launch will be sending two American astronauts back to space; NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to fly to the international Space Station using the SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.

To be able to view and be a part of the launch, you can register here, it is free. The event will provide everyone a chance to interact with the NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana on the day before the launch.

You can also apply on the Facebook group social link #LaunchAmerica NASA Social here.

After registration, you will be able to:

  • Virtually tour the NASA facilities
  • Hear from the NASA representatives
  • Virtually view the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
  • Connect virtually with the community
  • Tour the launch pad
  • Virtually visit the SpaceX manufacturing plant
  • Climb into the mock-up of the Crew Dragon capsule
  • Immerse into the astronaut training
  • Get the mission briefing
  • Practice docking of the Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station
  • Print the mission patch/poster/bookmark/trading cards and use it in your photos/posts/or social media.

If you are a teacher or instructor, you can further share the event with your students in webinars, virtual reality, virtual classroom activities etc.

You can further stream live on NASA TV from 12:15 PM EDT on May 27th until the liftoff time at 4:33 PM EDT on the same day. The next day will be docking of the rocket. You can watch NASA TV on Twitch TV, Youtube, Nasa website, Pluto, and Roku.

If you have any question or comment, do not hesitate to ask us.

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