Checking out my ride at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

toy dog with rocket in the background

NASA/Wendy R. Neuerberg

Just like other astronauts, on the day before my big day, I visited my launch pad at Space Launch Complex 40. This historic pad is at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, just next door to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
toy dog with rocket in the background

NASA/Wendy R. Neuerberg

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was not yet standing upright for launch. If you look close you can see it laying down behind me. It’s the big gray and white tube near the ground. Go NASA, Go SpaceX, Go Falcon 9, Go Dragon! On June 29, I was International Space Station bound!
Toy dog in logo for mission to space
Traveling in the spirit of a Newfoundland dog that became one of the most famous members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Seaman Jr. will enjoy the sights of our home planet from the International Space Station, including amazing views of our national trails, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 60th anniversary.

The National Park Service and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invite you to learn more about Seaman, Jr.’s space journey! Follow his blog (go.nps.gov/NewfieNews) for special updates to see all of the missions in space and flashbacks to his training adventures at NASA centers and on the national trails.

Last updated: August 21, 2018