On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the United States was poised to take another great leap into space and space exploration. SpaceX was scheduled to launch two astronauts into space in route to the International Space Station. This is the first time a commercial company has entered into the human transportation of astronauts to space and is the return of launches from the soil of the United States.
The astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket in a Crew Dragon capsule. It will take minutes to launch, days to reach the space station, and possibly months in space.
I hope you were able to watch the launch.
Sadly, the observatory remains closed due to COVID-19. We are working on alternatives to share the wonders of the universe with the community. Be sure to go outside and gaze at the night sky.