SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley into space in the final test flight of the system before SpaceX is certified to carry out operational crew flights to and from the International Space Station for the USA space agency. SpaceX had planned on launching another batch of Starlink satellites this week, but due to Tropical Storm Arthur's appearance chose to postpone that launch and focus on the Demo-2 mission. USA Since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011.
Behnken, 49, was a crew member on two missions aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 2008 and 2020, according to NASA.
The Demo-2 Crew Dragon was wheeled into the SpaceX facility at Kennedy's Pad 39A on Friday, May 15. Falcon 9 is a reusable rocket that will accompany the Crew Dragon through the liftoff. Until now, SpaceX has successfully sent dozens of such rockets.
SpaceX is ready to send two NASA astronauts to the ISS on this May 27 and in the effort of celebrating the graduation class of 2020 right from the kindergarten to the graduate school - the two space stations SpaceX and NASA are inviting the students across the globe to submit their photos to fly America's first human spaceflight in almost a decade. Both astronauts have been to space on various space missions. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley should arrive at the International Space Station about 19 hours later. The historic launch pad has witnessed the Apollo and space shuttle missions. Demo-2 will be the second time SpaceX launches its Crew Dragon capsule to the space station.
NASA and SpaceX will conduct a Flight Readiness Review this week ahead of the planned launch May 27. However, she is also addicted to her iPhone, so she will also cover iOS-specific articles.