LAUNCH HIGHLIGHTS: SpaceX Makes History With Launch of First Uncrewed Commercial Test Flight

By  //  March 2, 2019

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rocket lifted off at 2:49 a.m. ET

ABOVE VIDEO: Highlights from the SpaceX’s historic Demo-1 Crew Dragon Test Flight from Kennedy Space Center.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 for Demo-1, the first flight test of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, was a success Saturday morning from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The rocket lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST.

The Demo-1 mission, SpaceX’s inaugural flight with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, will provide the teams an end-to-end flight test to ensure the spacecraft and systems operate as designed before launching with astronauts.

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