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. 

Aaron Clevenson
Author: Aaron ClevensonEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I am the observatory director at the Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD. I am also an adjunct astronomy professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery where I teach solar system astronomy and stars and galaxies astronomy. I am the author of the astronomy textbook, “Astronomy for Mere Mortals.” I am a past president of the North Houston Astronomy Club, and was the chair of Astronomy Day in Southeast Texas in 2015 and 2016. He is an observing program director with The Astronomical League, coordinates their Master Observer Progression Awards, and has authored six of their observing programs.

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