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TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF STORM CLOUDS ROLLING OVER KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / SIGN ON BUILDING READING (English) "NASA" STORY: SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was on Wednesday (May 27) forced by bad weather to postpone the launch of two Americans into orbit from Florida.
The mission to the International Space Station would have marked the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.
A freelance space reporter, Joey Roulette captured a timelapse video showing storm clouds rolling over the Kennedy Space Center ahead of the postponed take-off.
The next launch window is set for Saturday (May 30) afternoon, when SpaceX will make a second attempt to send the astronauts into orbit.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the10th batch of Starlink satellites forthe company's internet satellite constellation system and two spacecraft fromSpaceflight customer BlackSky launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida earlyFriday. The rocket carried with it 59 satellites for deployment. The rocket'sfirst stage returned to earth minutes after launch, landing cleanly on a droneship.
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New satellite images from NASA show that Canada's St. Patrick Bay ice caps have completely disappeared. Researcher Mark Serreze said; "I can't say I was terribly surprised because we knew they were going, but it has happened really fast". In 2017 Serreze estimated the ice caps would be gone within five years. The dwindling ice caps were located on the Hazen Plateau of northeastern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut.
U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday (August 2) after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.
In a dramatic splashdown, two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on SpaceX capsule on Sunday. It was also the first splashdown by US astronauts in 45 years. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived back on Earth in their SpaceX Dragon capsule named Endeavour, less than a day after departing the International Space Station and two months after blasting off from Florida. The capsule parachuted into the calm gulf waters about 40 miles off the coast of Pensacola, hundreds of miles from Tropical Storm Isaias pounding Florida’s Atlantic coast. “Welcome back to planet Earth and thanks for flying SpaceX,” said Mission Control from SpaceX headquarters.
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U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. This report produced by Chris Dignam.