Human Space Flight Set to Return to the U.S., Instantaneous Launch Window Opens at 3:22 p.m. Today

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Demo-2 is the final major test for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA

SpaceX is targeting Saturday, May 30 for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX is targeting Saturday, May 30 for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft will return human spaceflight to the United States.

The instantaneous launch window opens at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC, with a backup instantaneous launch opportunity available on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, or 19:00 UTC. Weather remains a watch item throughout the weekend.

Demo-2 is the final major test for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX is returning human spaceflight to the United States with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built, and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is a turning point for America’s future in space exploration that lays the groundwork for future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Live launch coverage will begin about four hours before liftoff on Space Coast Daily TV. To watch the webcast or to learn more about the mission, visit SpaceCoastDaily.com

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