SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule gets NASA thumbs-up for March test flight

CNET | 2/22/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft attached, rolls out of the hangar at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

NASA and SpaceX got together on Friday and scrutinized the Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission to determine if it's truly ready to launch to the International Space Station in March. So far, so good.

Result - Flight - Readiness - Reviews - NASA

The result of the flight readiness reviews is that NASA is confirming the targeted launch time of 11:48 p.m. Pacific on Friday, Mar. 1 (2:48 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, Mar. 2) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The capsule will ride to space on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Crew Dragon won't have any humans on board for this initial test flight, but it will carry supplies and equipment to the ISS. The mission was previously delayed several times.

Crew - Dragon - Part - NASA - Crew

The Crew Dragon is part of the NASA's Commercial Crew Program, which involves SpaceX and Boeing developing spacecraft capable of taking astronauts to orbit from US soil. NASA has been paying for rides to the ISS on Russian...
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