May 27th launch from the U.S. again

May 27 scrubbed because of weather.

Successfully launched Saturday, May 30th, 3:22 pm EDT.  Dragon is on the way to the ISS now.

Wednesday, May 27th will be a momentous day for space travel.  NASA and SpaceX plan to launch humans from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, to the International Space Station for the first time since July 11, 2011.

So what's the big deal? Why has it taken so long? What's new? Will you be watching?

Launch-from-US-again.pdf

CCSS: 5.MD, 6.G.A, 7.G

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

Launch-from-US-again.docx      Launch-from-US-again-solution.pdf

You can watch the launch and rendezvous on NASA live.  Coverage will start at 12 noon on May 27, 2020.

May 27, Wednesday
12 p.m. – Live Views of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket on Launch Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 launch to the International Space Station – Kennedy Space Center
12:15 p.m. – Coverage of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 launch to the International Space Station (Launch scheduled at 4:33 p.m. EDT) – Kennedy Space Center/Hawthorne, California/Johnson Space Center

May 28, Thursday
11:29 a.m. – Docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, with NASA Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, to the International Space Station – Hawthorne, California/Johnson Space Center
1:55 p.m. – Opening of the hatch to the SpaceX Crew Dragon and entrance of the DM-2 NASA astronauts into the International Space Station - Hawthorne, California/Johnson Space Center
2:25 p.m. – Welcoming Ceremony for the  SpaceX DM-2 NASA astronauts - Hawthorne, California/Johnson Space Center


We also have an activity on the physical forces that keeps orbiting spacecraft aloft.  Why does it stay in orbit?

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