What’s Up? The Space Place: UPDATED MOON LAUNCH TONIGHT

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 Hey, Space Placers! 

UPDATED FROM NASA:

The launch of Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 mission on board SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A in Florida was postponed Tuesday, Feb. 13, due to improper methane temperatures prior to stepping into methane load. SpaceX and Intuitive Machines are now targeting 1:05 a.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 15. NASA’s live broadcast will begin at 12:20 a.m. EST on Feb. 15. Watch here with us or on NASA+, NASA TV, and the agency’s website.

PER NASA:

Watch Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Intuitive Machines and SpaceX are targeting 12:57 a.m. EST. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, for launch.

Get the lowdown on the 6 lunar payloads here

You can watch the live broadcast here with us starting at 12:15 a.m. EST. or via NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app, or the agency’s website. Check the broadcast time for your location here.

LIGHT THAT LUNAR BOUND CANDLE!!

Sky Guy in VA

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