Trending above average to round out the weekend
Highs will sit in the mid to low 80s with partly sunny skies and a 20%-30% chance for showers. Right now the launch is a go and will take off at 7:27 p.m. You can catch the launch live on Channel 4. By Sunday evening a cold front will move in from the northwest leaving us with cooler air come Monday morning. Monday morning those across SE GA could see lows in the upper 40s and low 50s across NE FL. Thanks to the passing cold front we will keep the fall-like weather with daily highs in the upper 60s low 70s and lows in the mid to low 50s through the next week.
Crew climbs aboard SpaceX with 50/50 chance of launch this evening
NASA and SpaceX will have to thread the needle to launch the SpaceX Crew-1 Sunday evening. The SpaceX launch that was supposed to take place Saturday evening was pushed back 24 hours due to strong onshore winds. The mission, called Crew-1, will launch aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an 8.5-hour trip to the International Space Station. It will be the first fully-crewed SpaceX launch since the inaugural May 2020 SpaceX demonstration mission that sent astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station aboard a Crew Dragon capsule. NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX in September 2014 to transport crew to the International Space Station from the United States.
WATCH LIVE: SpaceX to attempt launch
WATCH LIVE: SpaceX to attempt launchPublished: October 2, 2020, 8:47 pm Updated: October 2, 2020, 9:17 pm(FreeImages.com/bruno sersocima)SpaceX is targeting Friday, October 2 for a Falcon 9 launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 04 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 15-minute launch window opens at 9:43 p.m. Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press and WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
NASA veterans and long-time friends crew first manned SpaceX flight
The two NASA astronauts who will climb into the Demo-2 capsule atop the SpaceX Dragon rocket for Wednesday’s historic mission are launch veterans: Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. They will lift off from the same launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center that hoisted the crew of Apollo 11 to the moon. Behnken was an experienced Air Force test pilot when he was first selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps in 2000. He last visited space on a shuttle mission in 2010. SPECIAL SECTION: Launch AmericaThis, by the way, is the first time Behnken and Hurley have flown together.
GALLERY: Local photos from NASA’s Boeing rocket launch on Friday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Boeing’s new Starliner capsule ended up in the wrong orbit after lifting off on its first test flight Friday, a blow to the company’s effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year. Floridians sent in photos of what they witnessed on Friday morning.