The public is invited to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of SpaceX’s 28th commercial resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station. Liftoff of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted for no earlier than Saturday, June 3 at 12:35 p.m. EDT, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX’s Dragon will deliver new science investigations, food, supplies, and equipment for the international crew, including the next pair of IROSAs (International Space Station Roll Out Solar Arrays). Also launching is Genes in Space-10, a student-designed DNA experiment sponsored by the International Space Station National Laboratory, and the next generation of seeds for NASA’s Plant Habitat-03, which studies plant adaptation to the space environment.
Members of the public can register to attend the launch virtually. The virtual guest program includes curated launch resources, timely mission updates, and a virtual guest passport stamp following a successful launch.
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.
Activities for Future Astronauts
Watch and 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 #CRS28. Follow and tag these accounts:
The International Space Station advances knowledge in Earth, space, physical, and biological sciences for the benefit of people living on our home planet. NASA is working with international and industry partners to facilitate the growth of a robust commercial market in low Earth orbit for scientific research, technology development, and the transportation of humans and cargo.
For more information about the mission, visit NASA’s launch blog: https://blogs.nasa.gov/crs-28/.