LIVE BLOG: A Journey To Space! Part 2

We're back today, Saturday May 30th, to bring you live coverage of this historical launch. Follow along as we bring you up to speed from liftoff all the way until the hatch is opened and the astronauts enter the ISS.

UPDATE: 12:40 ET

Current weather conditions in Cape Canaveral appear not much more favorable today. Hopefully we are still go for launch.

UPDATE: 1:10 ET

Crew is buckled in and testing comms. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:22 ET.

UPDATE: 1:50 ET

The hatch is closed and Dragon has a new crew member. I applaud this new research into avian space flight.

No need to return him guys!

UPDATE: 2:00 ET

Apparently there have been more last minute changes with the crew. h/t @kimmyj0ng

UPDATE: 2:22 ET

T-minus 60 minutes to launch, weather permitting.

UPDATE: 2:50 ET

While we're all waiting in anticipation for liftoff, here are some great takes to keep us entertained.


UPDATE: 3:05 ET

We are now 17 minutes to launch. It's Happening!!

UPDATE: 3:22 ET

WE HAVE LIFTOFF AMERICA!

UPDATE: 3:45 ET

Dragon launch was a success! The crew is currently in orbit and set to dock with the ISS tomorrow morning at 10:30 am ET. We will be providing updates periodically until then.

UPDATE: Sunday 9:30 am ET

We're back and currently 1 hour out from Crew Dragon docking onto the ISS. This has been a huge success for America. ICYMI, Yesterday after launch, President Trump had a short space rally yesterday. We're so grateful to have a president who takes our space program seriously. Promises made and kept. Thank you President Trump!

UPDATE: 9:45 ET

Here is the live link to watch Spacedragon Endeavor rendezvous with the ISS. Docking time is scheduled for 10:30.

UPDATE: 10:10 ET

Getting close. Crew Dragon is currently less than 150 meters away from the ISS and closing in.

UPDATE: 10:15 ET

60 meters out and approaching airlock hatch of ISS. Once in range, Dragon spacecraft will autonomously dock itself.

UPDATE: 10:18 ET

Docking is confirmed slightly ahead of schedule. The crew is set to be in space between 1-4 months before returning to earth. Welcome new members of the Expedition 63 crew aboard the ISS!

UPDATE: 1:00 ET

In a few moments the hatch will be fully opened and Crew Dragon will be officially welcomed on board.

UPDATE: 1:10 ET

It's official! Celebrations all around. I'm so excited to once again see American manned space flight. Looking forward to what the future brings. Godspeed everyone!

And now I end this live blog the proper way, with space minions! h/t @jen_myPsalms182


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