Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission From KSC Set for Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:27 p.m. EST
By Space Coast Daily // November 14, 2020
NASA and SpaceX agreed to target launch for 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 15, due to onshore winds and first-stage booster recovery readiness
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA (NASA) – Teams completed the final major review Friday for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission that will launch from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station.
At the conclusion of the review, NASA and SpaceX agreed to target launch for 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 15, due to onshore winds and first-stage booster recovery readiness.
Space Coast Daily TV via NASA will begin at 3:15 p.m. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock at the space station at about 11 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.
NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will head to the International Space Station for a six-month science mission in the Crew Dragon spacecraft, which will launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A.
Crew-1 is the first crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the space station following the spacecraft system’s official human rating certification.