Did you watch the Space X rocket launch yesterday as it happened?

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Did you watch yesterday, May 30, as two NASA astronauts rode atop a Space X rocket en route to the International Space Station?

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley departed the Florida launch pad in the capsule Dragon at 3:22 p.m. Eastern Time to meet up with the three other astronauts currently aboard the space station.

The launch and most of the entire 19-hour trip is being live streamed by NASA at nasa.gov.

Did you watch “liftoff” live on Saturday? (If you missed it, you can watch below.)

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Lazy Q
1 month ago

CNN had terrible coverage, unfortunately when I did a channel search for liftoff it came to CNN, they cannot even get that right. Rewatched on fox, they got it right.

Tom Gutzke
2 months ago

Only one local station carried it live, starting its broadcast just as the second stage rocket shut down and then was separated from the capsule going to the Space Station. VERY disappointed. I thought it had been scrubbed because no one carried it. Guess golf – or whatever was on – was more important.

Bob Godfrey
2 months ago

We were visiting relatives who had ABC on TV. Have not seen such poor coverage of a space launch in my entire life. All they could talk about what how it “feels” from a couple of ground based astronauts and they talked throughout the launch. They never switched over to mission control and listened to the live proceedings from them…..only more “feelings” from those watching. Terrible, terrible coverage.

Jerry Glazman
2 months ago

And watched the docking this morning. And watched Apollo 11 on the moon.

rollin
2 months ago

Father, keep our astronauts safe…….and those ***** cosmonauts, too! [Bleeped by Diane]

Elon Musk……Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D C
2 months ago

I haven’t watched a live launch since Challenger. Sadly, I couldn’t even bring myself to watch two launches that carried a friend into space. I watched everything once he was up there, including a space walk he made, and I watched the landings when he came back, but neither launch. Watching Challenger blow up on live TV is something I’ve never managed to get completely past.

rollin
2 months ago
Reply to  D C

It was tragic.

And if you’re close to it, all the more personally tragic.

Kelley Miller
2 months ago

I watched it live on NASA TV from the NASA app since I don’t have satellite or cable. It was a beautiful launch! I think a few tears were shed. I continued to watch this morning for the docking and hatch opening. So happy that we are launching from American soil again on a rocket and spacecraft built in the U.S.

Jim Collins
2 months ago

After the last shuttle disaster, I vowed to never watch another, I vowed to never watch a live blast off, it took me months to get over seeing it blow up.

Gary
2 months ago

Just opened the capsule hatch and they are now moving in to the space station.
Half the mission is complete!

Diane Mc
2 months ago

Husband’s daughter worked on this program for 6 yrs. Knows the astronauts (even had pizza & beer with them) responsible for getting them credentialed & familiar with SpaceX. We love space stuff anyway, but this made it even more special. Plus, it being a momentous occasion with the launch being done by a private company. No more going for rides with the Russians! Love reading all the old articles about how Elon was crazy and his vision of achieving this was pure folly. The man is crazy, but genius, visionary crazy.

mdstudey
2 months ago

No did not watch. Musk built a launch pad in a pristine area in S.Texas that border a NWR. It has become a test pad instead and on Friday the engine test blew up. It is right on the highway to the beach and less than a 1/4 mile from the access. It spewed rocket fuel everywhere. Musk is a greedy b.

David
2 months ago
Reply to  mdstudey

*****. [Bleeped by Diane.] Maybe you should move. What a great accomplishment. It will save us millions over time with the re-usable first stage.

There will always be risk. It is good they are testing at a facility they own. I am sure they got approval to build it where it is.

Patricia Panuccio
2 months ago

I haven’t watched one live since the Challenger

Gary
2 months ago

Why not?

Ron L
2 months ago

I was outside working, so I missed the live shot but saw a rerun later.

Dick and Sandy now home near Buffalo, NY
2 months ago

As a former Technician of Project Apollo (one of 40,000 involved in NASA Contracts all over the country), I was interested in the Space Program as a young man and I have been able to to watch each and every US space launch since 1958. I am also a co-contributor of a book about the history of the US Space Program published in the 1970’s. Space X has been a great boom to the space program. Looking forward to the docking and the safe return of our Astronauts.

TPalmer
2 months ago

Watched it after because I wasn’t able to see it “live”.

Gary Smith
2 months ago

Yes and I continue to watch this morning. They just completed hard docking- very exciting!

BrianR
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary Smith

Yes, and it was awesome. Waiting on the hatch opening now.

Ron
2 months ago

What a waste of our tax payer money.

BrianR
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

If it wasn’t for people like that we’d still be rubbing sticks together to start fires. Humans were meant to explore and grow.

Jan VH
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Sorry, Ron, but this rocket was built by a private firm. No tax payer money spent.

Diane Mc
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Maybe you will feel different when you, a friend or someone you love become the beneficiary of the 3D organs that are being researched/developed in space, including a replacement for those with macular degeneration who are losing their sight. Or you might want to think about the Chinese who are ahead of us in space with their ability to take out our satellites & communication systems. We need to catch up to defend ourselves. And because the astronauts were delivered on a private space craft, NASA (therefore us) saved 10’s of millions of dollars not having to pay the Russians for transport.

Diane Mc
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

BTW, how did you post your comment? Did you mail a letter to Chuck to have him post it :-). Where do you think all the advancement in computer technology came from?

George B
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

myopic view, even if it was financed by taxpayers … which it wasn’t

Terry R Johnson
2 months ago

Missed it because I was tuned into Salt Lake City riot on black lives matter. It started as a peaceful protest then turned into distruction of cars and businesses. The national guard was called in and the city was shut down. I feel bad that kind of event dominated the media.

John M
2 months ago

Missed it due to being “stuck” deep in the woods in a National Forest campground with really poor 4G service. I’ll have to catch a video when we get home. I think I made the right choice.

rollin
2 months ago
Reply to  John M

You did, indeed.

Particularly if YOU MISSED ALL THE OTHER NEWS!!!!

jillie
2 months ago

Planning on a trip to the cape to see the next one live.

Gary Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  jillie

That’s on our Bucket List. The Blue Origin launch facility in Texas is next.