For nearly a decade, NASA has lacked any means of launching astronauts into orbit from the USA.
On the morning of May 31, the private company, Space-X, run by Elon Musk will be attempting to launch two brave astronauts for the first time in a capsule called Dragon on the Falcon 9 reusable rocket. If all goes well, the crew will rendezvous with the International Space Station, the largest and most expensive aerospacecraft ever built, which flies over Australia every day.
Join us this Sunday, 31-May-2020, at 4:30AM EST to chat live with our aerospace experts Professor Cees Bil and Dr Graham Dorrington and witness this remarkable mission.
Join the event here: SLWC launch pad
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer