Elon Musk possessed SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is set to launch its first crewless test flight on 2 March, the first test mission of a commercially constructed and operated American spacecraft and rocket intended for humans, NASA said on Friday.
We are preparing to once more Launch American astronauts from American land on American rockets, said NASA chief Jim Bridenstine. The spacecraft will take approximately 400 pounds of crew supplies and equipment to the space station where it’ll remain docked for about fourteen days And return some crucial research samples to Earth. According to weather forecasters, there’s an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for launch on a Saturday morning.
The Demo-1 uncrewed flight test will demonstrate the company’s capability to safely propel an organization to the space station and make them return home. Virtually almost everything that should be operating well before we would like To place our astronauts on board, "’said mike lee, NASA’s mission director for SpaceX’s Demo-1 flight test. NASA and SpaceX will utilize data from Demo-1 to further prepare for Demo-2, the crewed flight test which will carry NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. It’s currently targeted for July.