NASA, SpaceX First Crew Launch to ISS from America Since 2011 Set Mid-to-Late May for Launch
By Space Coast Daily // March 24, 2020
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the spacecraft
(NASA) – SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch Crew Dragon, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the spacecraft, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA and SpaceX are currently targeting no earlier than mid-to-late May for launch.
This second demonstration mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft is another end-to-end flight test of SpaceX’s human spaceflight system, which will include launch, docking, splashdown and recovery operations.
It is the final flight test of the system before SpaceX is certified to carry out operational crew flights to and from the space station for NASA.
This mission will be the return of human spaceflight launch capabilities to the United States and the first launch of American astronauts aboard an American rocket and spacecraft since the final space shuttle mission on July 8, 2011.
ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX will soon demonstrate Crew Dragon’s ability to safely and reliably carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
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