Intrepid Museum's Virtual Astronomy LIVE
The Intrepid Museum presents another "star-studded" installment of Virtual Astronomy Live. Astronauts Garrett Reisman and Mike Massimino are on hand to preview the upcoming launch of Demo-2, the first crewed launch with NASA astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011.
The Demo-2 mission will represent a major breakthrough for Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which has launched spacecraft, satellites and cargo into space, but never astronauts. Demo-2 is set to liftoff for the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:32 p.m. ET on May 27.
The launch, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, will mark the first time a rocket will carry astronauts into orbit from the United States since NASA's Space Shuttle program was retired almost a decade ago.
The livestream of the conversation can be watched online. 3pm Eastern ( 2pm Central, 12pm Pacific)