Wednesday: Museum of Natural History Will Hold Special Online Event for First Space Flight in Almost a Decade


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Private company SpaceX will be sending a man into space on Wednesday, the first human flight from the U.S. in nearly a decade. To mark the event, the Museum of Natural History is holding a Spacefest online so people can watch the launch and learn about it from the museum’s experts.

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    1. j_remps says:

      Cool! Would WSR consider adding a Share button to its article pages? I sometimes want to share a post with a friend and it would be great to have a button for that instead of me writing an email to send the link.

    2. David S says:

      “Private company SpaceX will be sending a man into space on Wednesday, the first human flight in nearly a decade.”

      Well, no. The Russians have been sending people into space on a pretty regular basis. This is the first _American_ flight in nearly a decade.

    3. jezbel says:

      First United States’ spaceflight in nearly a decade.
      Russia has been doing it successfully from Baikinur Kazakhstan all along. Launches and hard landings.
      Hopefully this will put us back in the game. My cousin one of the first female astronauts launched from the Cape 5 times on the Shuttle. It was a beautiful thing to see. Nerve wracking but awesome. As was landing. But truly spectacular.