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NASA Clears SpaceX Crew Dragon March 2 Test Flight to Space Station

It is a "go" for SpaceX's first crooked flight of the passenger canister. After an aircraft emergency review on Friday, NASA and SpaceX have decided to continue with plans to conduct Demo-1, the first worried test flight from Crew Dragon Spacecraft on behalf of the International Space Station (ISS). Crew Dragon will be launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:48 AM on Saturday, March 2. It is planned to dock to the space station at about 5:55 on Sunday, March 3, according to NASA. #CrewDragon is a "go" for launch! Ag Today at @ NASAKennedy we held a skill assessment for the March 2 raising of @SpaceX Demo-1 . Before each launch, teams meet to review the work to be ready for flight. Watch NASA TV at 6:00 ET for the latest news: https://t.co/kFnoUyWTAd pic.twitter.com/Ov8cXiE70m – NASA (@NASA) February 22 2019 [19659005] No one will be aboard the Crew Dragon Demo-1 flight to the ISS, just an instrument dummy in a white SpaceX space color. But if all goes well, two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, will remove aboard the Crew Dragon Demo-2 on the first pilot test scheduled for July. Next week's mission is considered a critical milestone in NASA's $ 6.8 billion Commercial Crew Program, aimed at closing the Authority's confidence in Russian Soyuz spacecraft, currently the only operational astronaut transport system in the world since space shuttle retirement eight years ago. That…

It is a “go” for SpaceX’s first crooked flight of the passenger canister. After an aircraft emergency review on Friday, NASA and SpaceX have decided to continue with plans to conduct Demo-1, the first worried test flight from Crew Dragon Spacecraft on behalf of the International Space Station (ISS).

Crew Dragon will be launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:48 AM on Saturday, March 2. It is planned to dock to the space station at about 5:55 on Sunday, March 3, according to NASA.

A phenomenal amount of work has been done to ensure that the canister does not compromise the space station and its three residents as it pulls up and ends up, William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA Human Exploration and Operations, said during a press conference .

During the Friday review, crew members at the station used a computer-based trainer and reviewed procedures for updating with Crew Dragon spacecraft, rendezvous and docking, intervention operations, emergency changes, and

Aircraft require Demo-1 Crew Dragon to Stay at the orbiting lap for just under a week and be relieved on March 8 and aim for a splashdown in the Atlantic off Florida.

SpaceX recovery personnel located nearby will pull the canister on its recycling vessel GO Searcher ] and withdraw it to Port Canaveral for detailed post flight inspections.

NASA is also working with another commercial crew partner, Boeing, who plans to fly his own capsule, CST-100 Starliner, for his first test flight

Two days before launch, Thursday, February 28, NASA is holding a pre-launch press conference to discuss the launch, which will be broadcast live on NASA Television and on the Agency’s website.

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