Excitement mounts as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gears up to propel Intuitive Machines’ groundbreaking lunar lander, IM-1, on a historic voyage to the moon in collaboration with NASA.
Scheduled for liftoff on February 14th at 12:57 a.m. EST from NASA’s iconic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the mission promises a spectacle of innovation and exploration.
SpaceX Launches Intuitive Machines’ Lunar Lander
The launch, a culmination of meticulous preparation and collaboration between SpaceX, Intuitive Machines, and NASA, will be broadcast live for enthusiasts worldwide to witness. Here’s a breakdown of the pre-launch events and where to catch the action online:
Monday, Feb. 12: Prelaunch Science Teleconference
NASA sets the stage with a comprehensive review of the scientific experiments aboard the IM-1 mission. Tune in to the audio-only teleconference at 11 a.m. EST streamed live on NASA TV.
Engage with experts using the #AskNASA tag on social media to delve deeper into the mission’s scientific objectives.
Tuesday, Feb. 13: Lunar Delivery Readiness Teleconference
Join NASA, SpaceX, and Intuitive Machines for a prelaunch press teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST to assess the launch readiness of IM-1 and its Falcon 9 rocket. While it’s an audio-only briefing, expect critical insights from key stakeholders involved in this pioneering endeavor.
Wednesday, Feb. 14: SpaceX Launch of IM-1
The highly anticipated launch day arrives, with liftoff slated for 12:57 a.m. EST.
Experience the thrill of the moment as NASA and SpaceX provide live coverage beginning at 12:15 a.m. EST on NASA TV, NASA+, and various social media platforms.
SpaceX enthusiasts can tune in to the SpaceX X account for an alternative livestream.
Live Broadcast of SpaceX’s Launch
Intuitive Machines, the driving force behind the mission, will also broadcast the launch livestream on its dedicated IM-1 mission site.
For those unable to attend in person, Space.com offers a convenient option to watch the IM-1 launch live on its homepage and YouTube channel, ensuring no one misses this historic event.
However, bear in mind that launch timing may be subject to change based on prevailing weather and operational conditions. Stay updated with real-time mission developments through NASA’s Artemis NASA blog, providing timely insights into this extraordinary lunar voyage.
For virtual spectators seeking an immersive experience, NASA’s Virtual Guest Program offers a unique opportunity to follow the mission remotely. Register as a virtual guest to receive mission updates and exclusive details, ensuring you’re part of this landmark moment in space exploration history.
As the countdown to liftoff commences, anticipation builds for the successful launch of Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 lunar lander, marking another giant leap in humanity’s quest to explore the cosmos.