SpaceX crewed mission is a ‘go’ for launch next week – Engadget

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SpaceX crewed mission is a ‘go’ for launch next week – Engadget

“The flight readiness review is complete… As each system and subsystem was considered, at the end, we got to a ‘go.'” Administrator @JimBridenstine shares the news: We are ready to #LaunchAmerica on May 27: https://t.co/viWmO6ht4c pic.twitter.com/KRlUUzoMQH

— NASA (@NASA) May 22, 2020

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft taking the astronauts to the ISS are already positioned at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. SpaceX has just test-fired the Falcon 9’s first-stage engines as part of the final series of tests needed before launch. The Demo-2 mission team still has to complete a final readiness review, which will incorporate data from the critical static fire test, on May 25th. Unless something goes wrong, though, the Crew Dragon will be heading to orbit on May 27th at 4:33 PM EDT with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley onboard.

Exciting couple of days here at @NASAKennedy! Crew arrival in Florida was awesome, seeing our vehicle roll to 39A was epic, and watching our @SpaceX Falcon9 1st stage fire one more time before our mission still has a smile on my face! pic.twitter.com/RzTCC11klw

— Bob Behnken (@AstroBehnken) May 22, 2020

Static fire of Falcon 9 complete – targeting Wednesday, May 27 at 4:33 p.m. EDT for Crew Dragon’s launch to the @Space_Station with @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug on board → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK pic.twitter.com/bhcTq4jxAr

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 22, 2020

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