The Kid Should See This

SpaceX: Falcon 9 & Dragon launch on a mission to the ISS

Early this morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, SpaceX launched the first ever private spacecraft — the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — to the International Space Station on an unmanned mission to deliver food, clothes, other supplies, and science experiments to the astronauts who are currently stationed there. And this is only the first of 11 more planned flights to the space station. Incredible and historic!!!

And stay til the end of the video, where at around the 10m mark, Falcon 9 and Dragon go into orbit and we get to see Mission Control, and (eventually) some (relieved) high fives and hugs. 

from NASA Television. (Updated with embed-capable video.)

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How to make fizzy bottle rockets – ExpeRimental

Rion Nakaya

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch, a time lapse at night

Rion Nakaya

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft – Pad Abort Test POV video

Rion Nakaya

How to make a rocket

Rion Nakaya

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Images of Apollo landing sites

Rion Nakaya

Space X’s Falcon 9 falls back to Earth to The Blue Danube

Rion Nakaya

Le voyage dans la lune (1902) by Georges Méliès

Rion Nakaya

Landing on a comet: Rosetta Spacecraft & Philae robotic lander

Rion Nakaya

Raw Footage of Jupiter from Voyager 1 (1979)

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe