Update: The SpaceX launch video replay and live streaming videos are below via YouTube. We also integrated the separation of the Falcon 9 booster and the return of the video.
All of SpaceX's major video reruns are below: the takeoff took place at 3:22 p.m. EDT and, beyond the T-0 countdown, we also saw the Falcon 9 rocket return to Earth (and land with success). You can watch the videos or tune in to the live stream below.
How long does SpaceX live broadcast last? Well, it will take 19 hours for American NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to dock with the International Space Station. The new spacecraft took off on Saturday, sending NASA's American astronauts into space from American soil for the first time since 2011.
Watch the replay of the SpaceX launch:
Lift-off! pic.twitter.com/DRBfdUM7JAMay 30, 2020
Video replay for the recall of the SpaceX Falcon 9 on Earth
The Falcon 9 booster landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship! pic.twitter.com/96Nd3vsrT2May 30, 2020
Video replay of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket separating from the Dragon capsule
Crew Dragon has separated from the second stage of Falcon 9 and is heading to the International Space Station with @Astro_Behnken and @AstroDoug! Standalone docking at @Space_Station will take place at 10:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow, May 31 pic.twitter.com/bSZ6yZP2bDMay 30, 2020
Watch the live launch of SpaceX live via YouTube:
Right now, NASA astronauts are above Earth in the Dragon capsule made by SpaceX while you are reading this, and they are wearing spacesuits designed by SpaceX. The US government's space shuttle program ended nine years ago and the private SpaceX resumed where NASA left off. It is a giant step for space exploration.
The live commentary is brilliant, insightful and inspiring about the future of commercial space travel.
Here's a fantastic view of the completely separate Dragon Crew SpaceX live video on the way to the International Space Station, first in a rocket, then boosting a key moment and finally floating to the ISS.
Okay, yes, it was like seen today if you were like us and watched the live broadcast of SpaceX last Wednesday. But unlike this first attempt at launch, the countdown to the launch on Saturday did not stop at T-minus 17 minutes. Instead, history was written.
It was not always clear that today's launch would take place even a few minutes before the launch window. “We are planning a 50/50 plan this time,” said NASA administrator, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine at the top of the SpaceX live stream. “But since we're at the end of May – in Florida – we have to take every hit we can get.”
SpaceX and NASA officials were very happy to take this photo. You can see in the most recent tweet from the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, that we are on the right track, and there was a lot of applause in the surveillance zone surrounding the launch pad in Florida.
5 minutes at T-0May 30, 2020
Today's SpaceX Demo-2 mission has been delayed and a second attempt, but it will still be historic, as it takes place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the first such launch on American soil in nearly a decade – since NASA removed the space shuttle nine years ago. It is also the first time that a reusable SpaceX spacecraft has sent NASA astronauts into space. It is the birth of commercially supported human space travel.
The destination of this SpaceX launch is the International Space Station (ISS) for a period of one to four months for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, according to our friends from Space.com.
SpaceX launch occurred on Saturday May 30
The official launch time for Demo-2 SpaceX was today, Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, so hours across the Americas were 2:22 p.m. CDT / 1:22 p.m. MDT / 12:22 p.m. PDT.
The launch time for SpaceX in the UK was 20:22 BST. In addition to connecting to the live video stream, you were able to exit shortly after and perhaps spot the spacecraft built by SpaceX in the night sky around 8:40 p.m. BST.
In Australia, it was already Sunday morning, the new launch time taking place at 5:22 am.
SpaceX launch time subsides
Until the last minutes of SpaceX's launch on Saturday, the weather was a concern. It wouldn't have been time, as we saw it playing on Wednesday: “Time has done us,” admitted NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine in a grim 30 seconds Twitter video Wednesday. “I know there have been a lot of disappointments today.”
Bridenstine went on to explain the reasoning behind what we all saw: the launch of SpaceX was rubbed just 17 minutes inside the launch window, NASA clinging to the last minutes in order to save its efforts. Time did not cooperate.
NASA has strict weather rules for the clearance of spacecraft launches and noted that three weather violations existed, including the risk of the spacecraft triggering “natural lightning.” If they could have waited ten minutes beyond the countdown, they could have erased these three violations, according to officials from SpaceX and NASA.
Waiting even ten minutes was not an option, however. This launch was what is called an “ instant launch window, ” which means that due to orbital mechanics, a delay was not possible if the crew wanted to go to the International Space Station ( ISS) on time and lock precisely. Blame Newtown's law of universal gravity, if you wish.
The good news is that everything technical with the SpaceX spacecraft and the NASA crew was “ on the way to takeoff ” on Wednesday when the hatch closed successfully. So, as long as this weekend's weather cooperates and does not trigger NASA's risk calculations, the mission will take place on Saturday. The weather was the only concern, according to NASA when the live broadcast ended.
Even with all the exceptional planning before this SpaceX launch, NASA and SpaceX cannot control the weather (not yet anyway). Florida, although normally sunny, frequently experiences rapid thunderstorms (anyone who has ever visited nearby Disney World knows this), and that is what the crew had to face on Wednesday.
. @ AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug arrive at the historic launch complex 39A → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK pic.twitter.com/EZATwbKWfAMay 30, 2020
The live stream of the SpaceX launch has been constantly discussed by operators discussing the rain conditions. They waited a few minutes before the countdown expired to clean up the mission, hoping to finish it. They arrived at T-minus 17 minutes before making the final decision. Saturday May 30 will be the next launch date for the SpaceX launch.
Another meteorological variable is the fact that the weather conditions must be good all over what spaceship could be. For example, if the crew were to abort anywhere along their ascent and descend, the recovery teams would have to access the capsule, so it's more than the immediate Florida launch pad that needs ideal weather.
How to watch SpaceX launch on Saturday
Official NASA and SpaceX YouTube accounts will offer live streaming of the preparations, which they say will look like you've already seen it if you signed in for the launch on Wednesday.
We have the embedded YouTube video (at the top of the page) which is now live. You will not have to travel very far. And don't worry, you don't have to tune in to the NASA and SpaceX live stream videos – they offer the same content on both live streams,
On Wednesday, we saw the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, visit the astronauts equipped Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and exchange a few words before takeoff. Unfortunately, there was no audio during this part of the live stream.
Musk then welcomed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who is there to attend the launch, while President Donald Trump joined shortly after. Hurley and Behnken went to the launch site in a Tesla Model X (Tesla being another company founded by Musk).
The moment when the founder of @SpaceX @elonmusk gives NASA @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug the keys to the Dragon 2. #SpaceLaunchLIVE #SpaceXDragon pic.twitter.com/nHb1uCVR9uMay 27, 2020
NASA continued to monitor the weather via data sensors around the launch site to keep everything “green” on their maps. At the time, NASA said that “time is going in the right direction,” but as the countdown to T-minus 17 minutes passed, the favor went the other way.
This meant that the crew was seated in the capsule after crossing the crew's access arm and that the crew's arm had already retracted. The vapor began to detach from the rocket before the launch was canceled. It was so close to takeoff.
SpaceX spaceship, SpaceX suits and NASA astronauts
Now that it's Saturday, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are back inside the little Dragon capsule, which sits on top of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It is located on a launch pad of the legendary complex launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The LC-39A was originally built for the Apollo missions and redesigned for the space shuttle program. It is now the first space flight to send astronauts into space using a private aerospace company.
Hurley (the commander of the spacecraft) and Behnken (the commander of joint operations) are astronauts, engineers and the two former members of the American army of NASA (Hurley is a former sailor, while Behnken was in the US Air Force).
The two-man crew from NASA will not only fly in a spaceship built by SpaceX, but will also be equipped with SpaceX pressurized suits, presented for the first time in 2017. They are back adapted for the launch of SpaceX on Saturday.