'Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space' Simulcasts Live Coast to Coast - Rescheduled
Poor weather scrubbed the NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday, May 27, from the Kennedy Space Center. The next launch attempt has been re-scheduled for Saturday, May 30, and Discovery and Science Channel will be there to document the historic moment.
Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space, a multiplatform event, will take viewers inside the launch, set to simulcast live beginning at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel.
The live program will take viewers along the mission to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission, known as Demo-2, will use a Falcon 9 rocket, also built by SpaceX, to propel it. Discovery and Science Channel coverage will feature commentary from astronauts, engineers and other special guests, as well as unprecedented coverage during launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
Leading up to the live broadcast, viewers will also get an inside look with a 2-hour documentary NASA & SpaceX: Journey to The Future featuring exclusive access to the incredible journey leading up to this launch, on Saturday, May 30 at 12 PM ET/ 9 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel.
The film crew was granted unprecedented access to NASA and to SpaceX headquarters – giving viewers a rare glimpse inside Launch Control and first-hand accounts from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
The documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes action with the teams of SpaceX engineers, NASA employees and scientists as they fulfill the SpaceX mission to “fly, test, and fix” their way to the ISS – with the goal of eventually flying to the moon and to Mars.
In addition to watching the launch on Discovery and Science Channels, viewers can stream it live by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #SpaceLaunchLIVE.
If poor weather delays Saturday’s launch, the next launch attempt will occur on Sunday, May 31. Discovery and Science Channel will once again go live at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT, and air the 2-hour documentary ahead of the live broadcast at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT.
Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space, Saturday, May 30, 2 PM ET/11 AM PT, Discovery & Science Channel
NASA & SpaceX: Journey to The Future, Saturday, May 30, 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, Discovery & Science Channel