Skip to comments.SpaceX, NASA target May 27 for 1st Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts
Posted on 04/17/2020 10:19:47 AM PDT by hoagy62
The first flight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly nine years finally has a launch date: May 27. The mission will launch astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft in a final test flight for NASA. The mission, Demo-2, will mark NASA's first crew launch from American soil since the agency's space shuttle fleet retired in July 2011. Liftoff is set for 4:32 p.m. EDT (2032 GMT) from historic Launch Pad 39A, the same site used for NASA's Apollo and shuttle missions.
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Lets pray they don’t screw the pooch
Will they be able to work around the quarantine?
Praying the ‘Shepherd’s Prayer’....as in Cdr. Al Shepherd.
“Oh Lord...please don’t let me f*** this up.”
Sub-orbital or orbital test flight?
How many can the capsule normally hold?
Lucky number 7 ?
Reading helps: flight to the ISS! Wow!
ISS. Two places that don’t have COVID-19. ISS and Antarctica.
Wow! Seven sounds like a lot!
But they're only sending two. Two out of seven possible. Ought to be easy for the craft (I know, nothing easy about riding a rocket). My hope is to see SpaceX fly a crew to Mars in my lifetime, they're doing a lot of right things.
Days before landmark launch, NASAs head of human spaceflight quits due to mistake
5/19/2020, 11:37:19 PM · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2020 | Alan Boyle
NASAs top executive concentrating on human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, has resigned just a week before the scheduled start of a milestone space mission. Loverro became NASAs associate administrator for human exploration and operations last December, and was playing a leading role in NASAs Artemis moon program as well as preparations for next weeks launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. That mission, set for liftoff on May 27 from NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is due to send NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the station for a stay that could last...
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