A look at the Space Coast’s busy week ahead

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — It’s shaping up to be a busy week for NASA and Brevard County.


A final test is coming before an uncrewed launch to the moon. Meanwhile, a record-setting astronaut returns to Earth this Wednesday.

READ: Artemis 1: Spacecraft to take Americans back to the moon makes it to the launchpad

Not to mention, the first all-private mission to the International Space Station is expected to launch next week.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei has spent nearly a year aboard the ISS, surpassing NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s 340-day record on March 15. He is set to return home aboard a Russian Soyuz.

READ: NASA looks ahead to more trips to the moon beyond Artemis I

NASA is also just days away from the Friday start of its wet dress rehearsal for the Artemis I mission, an uncrewed mission around the moon.

On Sunday, SpaceX plans to launch the first all-private mission to ISS. The plan is to launch after the wet dress rehearsal for Artemis 1.

READ: NASA offering to fly your name around the moon on Artemis I

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.