The launch day is almost here! Meet the two @NASA astronauts – Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – @SpaceX will launch to space in its first ever crewed mission on May 27 #LaunchAmerica pic.twitter.com/LdB8TNktwd
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 27, 2020
Our #LaunchAmerica LIVE coverage includes liftoff of @SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, a @KellyClarkson performance, live video from space while @AstroBehnken & @Astro_Doug fly to the @Space_Station and much more.
— NASA (@NASA) May 27, 2020
Assuming the weather cooperates:
… NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27 for the launch of the first commercially-built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to the space station. NASA and SpaceX will provide joint, live coverage from launch to arrival at the space station.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and is scheduled to dock to the space station at 11:39 a.m. Thursday, May 28.
This will be SpaceX’s final test flight for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and will provide critical data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft, and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, and landing operations.
The test flight also will provide valuable data toward certification of SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX currently is readying the hardware for the first space station crew rotational mission, which would happen after data from this test flight is reviewed for certification…
— MSN (@MSN) May 27, 2020
It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. aboard a retro-style SpaceX capsule. https://t.co/WMYfal5BaI
— AP Health & Science (@APHealthScience) May 25, 2020