NASA SpaceX Crew Dragon – Falcon 9 Rocket Launch – 3:22pm EDT Livestreams…

History will unfold today as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. This mission marks the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will fly to the space station from U.S. soil.  Targeted Launch Time 3:22 pm EDT  – Livestreams Ongoing

NASA and SpaceX are providing live coverage from launch to arrival at the space station. Teams are targeting an instantaneous window of 3:22 pm EDT for the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock to the space station May 31st.

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215 Responses to NASA SpaceX Crew Dragon – Falcon 9 Rocket Launch – 3:22pm EDT Livestreams…

  1. billrla says:

    Seven decades of U.S. space flight (plus or minus). Amazing. To be here for most of it is such a great feeling.

    Liked by 18 people

    • delighteddeplorable says:

      Yes, Bill. For us BOOMERS, today’s launch is especially sweet.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Was six yrs young when Alan Shepard launched.
        Sweet memories. I have seen a daytime Shuttle launch and and a night time Shuttle launch. Night launch was absolutely stunning!

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        • John Carifidy says:

          I will never forget July 20, 1969. I was eight years old, in Denver on vacation with my parents. We watched the moon landing in our motel, while I are Baskin-Robbins raspberry ice cream. Mom wouldn’t let me swim, because somebody’s dog was in the pool. It’s funny, the little things a person remembers. I’ll remember this day as the day I watched Space-X Dragon launch and spilled cheese dip on my shirt.

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          • lgstarr says:

            I was newly married and attending the University of Hawaii in 1969. Dr. Jack Wheeler (To The Point News), then also a student, came over to our hilltop house in Honolulu to watch it with us and another friend. Hawaii ’69!

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  2. simplewins says:

    I went outside and even with the some cloud cover here in Melbourne, I saw that long red tail. Unbelievable. Watched the coverage on FNC. Dumbass Cavuto was talking as the engine landed on the drone. What a great Day!!!

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  3. L4grasshopper says:

    For me, it is just amazing that they land the first stage on a ship so that the thing can be used again! Watching that happen was, in a way, more exciting than the launch.

    Liked by 7 people

  4. bcsurvivor2 says:

    Looking at the feed..I wish they would tell us what parts of the earth we are seeing

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  5. delighteddeplorable says:

    C-SPAN reporting 10M people watching live. USA!!!!

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  6. donnyvee says:

    They made it look easy.

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  7. Harry Caray says:

    Why weren’t they wearing their COVID masks?

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  8. sunnyflower5 says:

    Jim Bridenstein— President Trump was the first president to watch US astronauts on a brand new rocket launch.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. millwright says:

    1542: All I can say is WOW !!! Watching the return of the Merlin 1st stage was a confirming moment for my confidence in the capactiy and ability of the American people and our free enterprise system to succeed – in spectacular fashion ! As a old space fan I’m particularly struck by the manifold real time camera shots from around the spacecraft . America is back in the space launch business as a private enterprise .

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  10. montanamel says:

    HELLO BOYS………. WE’RE BACKkkkkkkkkkkkk….

    A great day for/of MAGA.

    Liked by 7 people

  11. California Joe says:

    So, George Floyd didn’t die from suffocation or asphyxiatio! Cause of death awaiting toxicology results but suspect recent narcotics, cgronic heart and artery issues. Why is police officer being charged when the knee hold down is taught in the police academy by experts and is used a thousand times a day across the United States when dealing with drugged out career criminals like Floyd!

    https://www-washingtonexaminer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/medical-examiner-concludes-george-floyd-didnt-die-of-asphyxia?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&_amp=true&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=15908669422360&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonexaminer.com%2Fnews%2Fmedical-examiner-concludes-george-floyd-didnt-die-of-asphyxia

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    • 335blues says:

      Because the marxists in our country are trying to incite a race war
      to destroy us.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tl Howard says:

      A decent lawyer will have a field day.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Off topic, but I’m responding anyway.
      It really does not matter what evidence/information comes out after the fact, the agitators heard all they needed to hear. All the other white police officer-on-black criminal deaths (think Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Frankie Gray, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and others), that initially were broadcast as police brutality/racism, and later after all the facts were revealed showed the LEO acted properly, are still cited as white racism/police brutality. Now, back to the launch.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      The thread topic is “NASA SpaceX Crew Dragon”. Please give us a break.

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  12. James F says:

    It was refreshing to see them actually giving the Trump administration the credit they deserve.

    Liked by 9 people

    • doyouseemyvision says:

      Wasn’t that refreshing??! The NASA director did a good job at praising the President, too, specifically mentioning the NASA program went dormant in 2011!

      Liked by 5 people

      • TreeClimber says:

        I loved how he automatically assumed Trump would still be President in 2024, had to catch himself and say “potentially” but it was already there. 😀

        Liked by 4 people

  13. Jenevive says:

    Where is FLOTUS I thought she was going?

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    • Ninja7 says:

      Jenevive, On the NASA feed here, they ran a recap of the Launch, There appeared a 10 sec clip with POTUS, FLOTUS and someone else outside looking as the Launch occurred (probably the VP was the third person)

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  14. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
    In fact it’s cold as hell
    And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
    And all this science I don’t understand
    It’s just my job five days a week
    A rocket man, a rocket man

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  15. What a day!

    The black community is turning on the white leftist democrat and fake news for the first time in our lifetimes… and America just showed its strength and ingenuity and greatness through this wonderfully successful and inspiring launch.

    Today… for the first time in a long time… with the Flynn stuff coming out… white liberal democrat getting their comeuppance, and the USA getting back to being the undisputed leader of space exploration… i feel the genie is out of the bottle and there is not putting it back.

    Expect a 40 state landslide… but even more so… massive, sweeping, revolutionary changes in all things political, economical and racial. All in a good way.

    MAGA

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    • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

      People need a good old fashioned heart to heart talk with themselves. How can I be a better person within my home. Don’t worry about next door. If everybody takes care of their part/house then we get better. We have to get back to where the percentage of good people is higher than the not so good. We’re losing the percentage battle and it damn well is showing.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Until America gets back to the nuclear family, gets back to having kids, the society is in trouble.

        We have see what happened when the black father no longer was in the home.

        We have seen what divorce in white families has wrought.

        We see what postponing marriage has led to.

        We see what the pressures are of single moms raising children.

        Hollywood, sad to say, is the one industry who could make it cool again to be a dad, a mom, an intact family. Pop culture has been ruled by rap. Thing of rap lyrics.

        SAd.

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      • JG3 says:

        AMEN!!!

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        • Mariposa323 says:

          Absolutely ! The first building block of civil society : the Family ! The image of the Holy Trinity which the Enemy hates and constantly tries to destroy it ! Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday , May there be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit like never before to bring healing to the human family in this country and every country in the world !

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  16. fred5678 says:

    My perspective — started reading science fiction in 6th grade. Three years later, in 9th grade, Sputnik is launched — now space flight is no longer science fiction. Then an engineering degree and taking several computer science courses, That summer after graduation — 1965 — got a job at Hughes Space Systems as a programmer for Surveyor Lunar Lander, while my brother-in-law was working on Apollo at North American. We both ended up working on Project Corona — our nation’s first spy satellite, classified until 1995.

    Watching SpaceX’s precision landing of the first stage back on Earth reminds me of the many covers of science fiction magazines showing spaceships landing on other planets. Very cool.

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    • Amazing how much gadgetry of what I read as a child in the fifties and sixties in SF is now common place. Water beds. Microwave oven. Cellphones. Lasers. Space stations. Satellites…………….Doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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      • Razor says:

        C. H. Spurgeon, one of the greatest preachers of the 19th Century, asked, “Will Jesus appear in 1866 or 1867? I am inclined to think that He will not come at any such time. It seems to me that there are a great many prophecies which much be fulfilled before the coming of Christ. We shall go on many a day yet. We may have to wait for another century.”
        Another century has come and gone, but my what has changed in that century. This leads to a powerful discussion of the fulfillment of one of the lesser known prophecies of the Old Testament.

        Daniel 12:4
        But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

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  17. maggiemoowho says:

    To everyone who watched this launch on TV, you all saw more than we did here. We could hear it, but clouds moved in and we didn’t get to see a darn thing, so I had to run into the house and rewind FOX to watch it😄🤣🤣.

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  18. Summer says:

    It was exhilarating. I was jumping in front of TV like a kid. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Where was Melania, by the way? She was supposed to be there. Anyone know what happened?

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    • Lady in Red says:

      She was outside on a roof or deck with PDJT and VP Pence. Was watching NASA live steaming and they showed it after the lauch wrap. “Best moments” segment. It was them watching the exact moment of take-off.

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      • Lady in Red says:

        I just check pics, it wasn’t Melania. Someone else. I guess I was just too giddy as I was watching and it was a super quick shot.

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  19. sunnyflower5 says:

    Fox News has a split screen. A Manned US launch = Winners And rioting = Losers.

    OMG! Diana Perino’s lead story is about riots not the historic launch.

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  20. carterzest says:

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  21. Sunshine says:

    Really exceptional to watch. A feel-good event that should unite all Americans.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. The Boss says:

    Great to see our space program doing what it should be doing after being relegated by the muslim metrosexual to exploring (unsuccessfully) for Islam’s contributions to civilization. JFK must be smiling from on high.

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  23. First we paid the Russians to transport us to the ISS, now we’re paying Elon Musk to do it. That doesn’t seem to be much different than outsourcing our manufacturing capability to China. What’s next? Relegate reproduction to foreign baby mills?

    We need to get NASA on track and self reliant.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      You want MORE government?

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      • No, I want a space program that isn’t reliant on foreign powers OR self serving billionaires angling to bilk taxpayers for profit. SCREW Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos AND Richard Branson. They’re not doing this out of any sense of National Pride or civic responsibility. Why mingle OUR money with theirs for THEIR profit?

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        • Tl Howard says:

          If you haven’t learned anything from the last three years, you’ll never learn: bureaucrats in a government aren’t out to do things for National Pride.

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    • Jase says:

      Haven’t you learned anything in life?
      Even with a profit margin built in, private enterprise does it faster, cheaper and better than Government every time.
      If Musk wasn’t involved with this, you’d be watching live broadcasts of the bureaucrats on the sub-committee arguing over calling for environmental studies on what colour to paint the door handles on the service truck.
      Lighten up Francis.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      First we went to the moon.
      Then we launched the Hubble telescope.
      But it had a vision problem.
      So we sent a Space Shuttle & repaired it.
      And sent probes to Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto.
      Then two Shuttles crashed.
      Then Obama wanted NASA to promote Islam sensitivity.
      Then we got entrepreneurs Trump & Musk.

      Elon Musk named his car after one of my heroes, Nikola Tesla who invented 3 phase electricity in his head, a gift of God if you will.

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  24. Publius2016 says:

    INSPIRING!

    MAGA!!

    Next stop Moon then Mars!!!

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  25. fred5678 says:

    Footnote to history: George Soros did not donate any of his billions to SpaceX and was not involved in today’s launch. He chose to contribute to a parallel program.

    Liked by 3 people

    • fred5678 says:

      Just to be clear, Soros’ parallel program was NOT another space program. They don’t wear space suits, they wear masks — long before CCP virus masks were fashionable.

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  26. visage13 says:

    I am beyond thrilled. Growing up in FL I was able to go to an Atlantis space shuttle launch and then see the fire and trails in the sky on clear days. Today was too cloudy for me to see but what an amazing thing for the space coast. Obama made promises he never kept and after the shuttle program ended that was it for the space program. Thanks Obama.
    I am thankful the United States is open for space business once again. Thank you Elon Musk!!!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Coming up on 10 years from the last shuttle flight and NASA’s still working on its ‘latest ‘launch vehicle. In that time Space has developed an entire launch and docking system that is reusable and is looking at its own moon mission. And government thinks it can do a better job of regulating business than the free market can.

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  27. czarowniczy says:

    BTW, this launch being as close to Memorial Day and signaling the end of our reliance on the Soyuz carries its own poignancy and irony.

    Story around the business was that, early on, the Russian’s life support systems on their early manned capsules was crap. Each time a manned capsule went up it was a coin toss if the crew would survive.

    The US was letting military who’d worked in sensitive positions go to Vietnam and fly combat missions, especially over the North – remember BAT-66? One of those fighter pilots had been with NASA working on designing life support for the Apollo systems, and he was shot down over the North. He was listed as aPOW and mysteriously (as did others) ‘disappeared’ out of the Northern POW system, never to be seen again.

    That was just before the Russian had a sudden and suspiciously-NASA-looking upgrade to the life supports in their capsules, so NASA-like that future engineers looking at them said they looked like metric versions of the US systems. Suspicious…

    I don’t know his name though I have some resources to check it, but he was one of a number of Vietnam POWs who disappeared into the Russian and Chinese systems, never to be seen or heard of again, part of the price we paid for ‘peace with honor and one of the people who kept our astronauts safe on their Russian taxi flights.

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    • Maquis says:

      There is opportunity in chaos, not only for the good guys.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        I vent on this often but it really fries me that Russians have been ALLOWED to keep and exploit US POWs from WW2 through Vietnam and quite possibly during the US intervention in Russia in 1918.

        During WW2 the Russians captured the German stalags housing American POWs in the Eastern areas they overran. Thousands of US, British and French POWs were kept by the Russians , most likely used to help rebuild Russia, never to be heard from again. State just wrote them all of as dead even though the Red Cross and the meticulous Germans had detailed records of these POWs being alive up to very shortly before the Russians arrived. Any requests for records from State on the matter gives you a very limited response.

        Chaos is indeed opportunity for a professional bureaucrat, look how 911 pardoned the sins of those Federal agencies that were melded into the DHS.

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        • John Bosley says:

          Hopefully , ( and I use the word loosely ) some of those POW’S had a good life and married some excellent Russian women.
          I expect a good number were treated badly.
          Gotta make lemonade out of lemons and make the best out of the hand that God dealt you.

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          • Maquis says:

            Yeah, I’m hip deep in lemons chez moi!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            In the 50s some Wehrmacht POWs were repatriated and brought back the names of a couple of American POWs that wanted their imprisonment known. State and the Pentagon came up with allsorts of BS explanations and denials, they held the families off for years until the interest in the WW2 POWs died off.

            Most US POWs were in camps until they died though some German ones were repatriated. The Russians didn’t want them to become a cause celebre here any more than out government did. Fewer were sent to Russia during the Korean War and Vietnam so they were easier to write off.

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            • Maquis says:

              Vietnam POWs also had McCain defending his “honor” by denying their plights if not their very existence. Spit.

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              • czarowniczy says:

                Not only that, he was part of that Senate hit team that officially wrote off all of the POWs (the committee also had Kerry, Herrb Kohl, Daschle and Harry Reid) in order to normalize relations with Vietnam. There were many in DC who wanted to fully engage with Vietnam and the POW issue was getting in the way so an ‘official’ dumping of the POWs was needed to make those fighting for an accounting look like nut cases.

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  28. Tornarosa says:

    Was watching the launch on Spacex with NASA on the pic in pic. NASA was a full minute behind the Spacex feed, plus audio from Spacex had the astronauts live. I was thinking of it going in as a big event, like the Indy 500, but was unprepared for the emotional gut punch as the bird got off clean. Subconscious memories of what the Traitor-in-Chief did to our space program and all of us.
    My son and gs got to watch from Titusville, clear shot across the Cape, could see the gantry tower and rocket launch live. Said it was REALLY loud.

    America Rocks! Enjoyed watching the NASA project mgr tell how he found out about the land a man on the moon by 2024 program in the SOTU, and realized that meant HIM. He was choked up with emotion expressing the support PT gave him compared to Zero.

    America needed this Bigly. Spacex is having live coverage over the next 19 hrs leading up to the dramatic docking tomorrow am. Rioters are sucking hind tit in the news cycle. PT tweeted 80% coming from out of state, mainly burning and looting black businesses.

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    • Monadnock says:

      I was very pleased to hear Bridenstine credit PDJT with supporting this effort AND for recognizing the fact that being on-site for the launch was, for the President, a demonstration of having real skin in the game… can’t help but wonder if he’s as aware as we are of how the news media would have hung a launch failure (a la Challenger) around PDJT’s neck…

      I love this President more and more 🙂

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  29. A hint to Communist China: hire many “journalists” to publish articles on CNN, NYT, WaPO, Bloomberg… to accuse NASA of lacking diversity and being white superemeist: All astronauts are white, no black, no muslin, to ask NASA, SpaceX to appoint a Diversity Officer, to paint “BLM” on every Falcon and Dragon…

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  30. TreeClimber says:

    We were watching on the NASA site – we’ve still got the feed going, actually – some absolutely amazing views of the Earth. Right now they’re doing the manual test flight. It’s all just absolutely incredible. First launch I’ve ever watched. My two-year-old sat on my lap and pointed at the rocket as it flew. (He’s wearing an astronaut shirt in honor of the day.) Indescribable, beyond words. Just an amazing feeling. And so so glad they made it out-atmo safely!

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  31. Thank you Sundance an everyone at Treehouse for your live links! We watched it live here in NZ via your links. Very much appreciated… the launch was AWESOME!

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  32. Tornarosa says:

    Spacex has released an online docking simulation so we can practice and fly along with Bob & Doug as they dock tomorrow. You have 19 hrs to become proficient. Sort of like a night carrier landing
    https://iss-sim.spacex.com/

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  33. TreeClimber says:

    Can you imagine how many kids want to be astronauts, after this day? That frontier is open again…

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  34. starfcker says:

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  35. I just watched it; very cool! Some trepidation as I remember Challenger. So glad this was successful.

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