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nasa-to-cover-spacex-commercial-crew-test-flight

NASA to cover SpaceX commercial crew test flight

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NASA has said it will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.

In preparation for Demo-2, SpaceX has completed a number of major milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program including an end-to-end test flights and in-flight launch escape capability.

SpaceX has also completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft’s SuperDraco engines, which fired together at full throttle can power Dragon 0.5 miles away from Falcon 9 in 7.5 seconds, accelerating the vehicle more than 400 mph. 

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27th May, for the launch of the Demo-2 flight, which will be the first time a commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft will carry humans to the space station.

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