This brings back memories… Pad 39A is back in use…
The agency will host a social event virtually so viewers can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, which will send NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a journey to the International Space Station.
Full article, HERE.
And you can find NASA TV HERE.
I remember following the nascent space program avidly as a young boy. I remember the launch was supposed to be on Thursday, but it got rained out. I was actually allowed to skip school that day to watch the launch. It was early in the morning, and my mother allowed me to turn the old black and white TV on to watch. I was glued to the TV for most of the day, with Walter Cronkite reporting each new bit of information.
Hats off to those pioneers, and it’s time to take the next steps… And the scenario is surprisingly similar 59 years and 20 days later… Pad 39A, single rocket, new capsule, weather an issue. Sadly, Jack King won’t be calling the launch as he did for Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo.
Of course THIS symbol wouldn’t be allowed today… Sigh…
Here’s hoping it comes off successfully!