Space… The Final Frontier

Are your kids into STEM? We love everything about science and space. Today, our inner geeks are out and we are BEYOND excited! 

Today, at 4:33 p.m. EDT, NASA will launch two American astronauts into orbit. This is the first crewed launch from American soil since 2011! 

My kids have never seen a live launch, so we’ll be watching this afternoon! 

From NASA:

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will carry two American NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, to the International Space Station for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

The Demo-2 mission will serve as an end-to-end flight test to validate the SpaceX crew transportation system, from launch to docking to splashdown. It is the final flight test for the system to be certified for regular crew flights to the station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Don’t miss a minute of today’s events. Follow the countdown live starting at 12:15 p.m. EDT on NASA Television, on the web at http://www.nasa.gov/live and on their blog.

We’ll be watching! Will you? 

 

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About Alexis

I'm a mom of two girls, ages 9 and 12. My daughters love to learn - math, science, reading and coding are their favorite things. Trying to navigate this "new normal" of parenting in a virtual world ... just like everyone else!

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