If you’re a space enthusiast, this weekend is going to be a doozy.
In the wee hours of Saturday, May 19, the private spaceflight company SpaceX is planning to launch their Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The launch window is for 1:55 a.m. PDT, so West Coast night owls might just want to stay up to catch the action.
Join us on Wired’s Open Space site for live coverage starting an hour before the launch. If you sleep through the event, don’t worry; we’ll have a recap video up shortly after.
If that isn’t enough, Sunday, May 20 will see an annular solar eclipse visible from eastern Asia, the Pacific Ocean and much of the North American West Coast.
…and if you get any sweet shots of EITHER, share them with us!
So much is happening in space this weekend!