SpaceX Dragon and Lunar Eclipse

 - by KitchenPantryScientist

It’s a big day for science lovers!

Not only will there be a total lunar eclipse in the wee hours of Tuesday morning (around 2:00-3:30 a.m. Central Time), but this afternoon at 4:58 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (3:58 CDT) a SpaceX/Dragon Cargo Craft will launch from Cape Canaveral, FL to the International Space Station!

A lunar eclipse will be visible early Tuesday morning from much of the United States. Image from

The SpaceX rocket will carry SpaceMicrobes from project MERCCURi and space veggies, among other science projects. You can watch launch coverage from 2:45PM – 5PM CST  on NASA TV.

A bacterium we swabbed on the set of Kare11 Sunrise is headed to the space station!

I’d love to write more, but am busy proofreading lasers of my Kitchen Science Lab for Kids book, that comes out Aug.1 and getting ready to go on Kare11 Sunrise tomorrow morning to show viewers how to grow crystals in eggshells!

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