May 27th, 2020 is a big day for the Space community! It is the first NewSpace And SpaceX launch of manned spaceflight! Being the first launch in nearly a decade, last Space Shuttle launch was in 2011, this is a HUGE deal for everyone! NASA has given the mission a nickname of #LaunchAmerica. But with COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus, shutting everything down, the question is how can one get engaged with NASA, other space fans, and be festive during the lockdown?
Don’t worry, we have you covered with everything you need to follow the events before, during, and stay engaged after the entire event!
When: Wed., May 27, 2020, 4:33 p.m. EDT
Where: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
Instead of an in-person NASA Social Event, NASA is having a virtual event, which can be found at this facebook group.
There is also the NASA instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more that are also great resources to keep up to date on the most recent NASA events and news.
Stream the Broadcast
You can watch the launch broadcast leading up to liftoff on NASA Live, and. also watch the launch live on NASA TV! SpaceX normally has their webcast for their launches, but NASA TV has a plethora of live events going on! Check it out! There are a plethora of NASA TV videos being streamed on the days leading up to the launch! Check out the schedule for more information.Watch the Launch Live on NASA TV
Resources For Teachers
There are some great resources available for teachers, which can be found at the link below, which has resources for Kids of all ages, with activities for Grades K-4 and Grades 5-12.
Here are some great resources that are available for printing with more information on the Boeing and SpaceX Commercial Crew plans.
So go out and get involved everybody! Let us know what your favorite moments of #LaunchAmerica are and feel free to drop us a comment, share, or a like to stay engaged!