Launch America with CCSSC
Hello Everyone! Thank you for your interest in our webcast of NASA’s Demo-2 launch featuring the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. We just got word from NASA that the launch has been scrubbed and will be rescheduled for a later date. However, our pre-launch conversations with our CCSSC alumni will still occur live at the scheduled time on Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. ET, 27 May 2020. Also, we will still webcast the launch live on its new date, and we will re-air these alumni interviews prior to the actual launch. Watch our website and Facebook page for further details.
UPDATED: We hope you were able to join the Space Science Center team, WDAK’s Wes Carroll and panelists during our webcast in preparation for NASA’s Demo-2 launch featuring SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday May 27. During that webcast the launch was scrubbed and is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 30. The CCSSC team will be back on Saturday, along with some of the panelists, for a webcast watch party of NASA’s Livestream of the launch starting at 2 PM ET. They will be interacting with the audience and answering your questions.
For the first time in 9 years, America will launch NASA astronauts to space from American soil. NASA’s Demo-2 mission (DM-2) will be the first crewed test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, and it has been re-scheduled for launch from the Kennedy Space Center’s historic Pad 39A (launch site of Apollo 11) to the International Space Station on 30 May 2020.
In the event the launch is rescheduled again, the Space Science Center team plans to go live about 90 mins prior to launch time. Stay tuned to our Facebook page or this webcast page for updates. If you have any questions send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join CCSSC’s Dr. Shawn Cruzen, Scott Norman, Mike Johnson and WDAK’s Wes Carroll for a very special pre-flight webcast and live coverage of the launch. The CCSSC webcast team will be joined by six space industry experts from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and the South Pole Telescope research team, all of whom are former CCSSC interns, including four alumni of the Earth & Space Sciences program at Columbus State University.
Want to get ready for the launch ahead of time? Read our article about this extraordinary event by CCSSC space historian, Scott Norman. Entitled “On the Wings of a Dragon,” this fast-paced piece will have you ready with all the background information you need to understand the significance of this important moment in American history