The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of launch of SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 4:19 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 21 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX’s Dragon will deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the international crew, including the next pair of International Space Station Roll Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs), which will augment existing power supplies to the station. The mission also will carry a study to grow dwarf tomatoes to help create a continuous fresh-food production system in space, as well as an experiment that tests an on-demand method to create specific quantities of key nutrients.
Members of the public can register to attend the launch virtually. The virtual guest program for this launch includes curated launch resources, timely mission updates, and a virtual guest passport stamp following a successful launch.
Countdown commentary will begin on NASA Television at 3:45 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 21, and be carried on the agency’s website, as well as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, Daily Motion, and NASA’s App.
Members of the public can also share in the journey through activities, including:
Virtual Launch Passport
Print, fold, and get ready to fill your virtual passport. Stamps will be emailed following launch.
Science in Space
Check out the research and science experiments catching a ride to the space station.
Watch, Engage on Social Media
Stay connected with the mission on social media and let people know you’re following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtags #Dragon and #CRS26. Follow and tag these accounts:
For NASA’s launch blog and more information about the mission, visit:https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex-crs-26/.