SpaceX and NASA expect the commercial space designed for the Crew Dragon astronaut to be launched on Saturday the first time 2:49 a.m. at night
The starting point is a test and does not lead astronauts to the space station, but NASA is a "mission that is very critical" to prove that the vehicle is safe to fly.
NASA TV will give you a live video and comment on the SpaceX Demo-1 mission, as it is called, ET from Saturday afternoon. You can see the bottom directly or visit the agency website.
On Thursday, the US Air Force has had a chance of 20% of weather conditions starting rocket Tuesday morning.
After years of delay, the first commercial space commercial space designed for SpaceX and NASA astronauts has been launched.
The demonstration mission, Demo-1, is scheduled to start on Saturday at the Falcon 9 rocket at 2:49 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The goal is to launch Crew Dragon or Dragoi V2 – a space-based space designed by NASA to create a new space space for Elon Musk to fly astronauts to international space stations.
The experimental spacecraft will not be aboard people, but it will carry out spatial maneuvering and cargo at US $ 150 million in orbit. If this test is successful, SpaceX will be able to start astronauts in the first month of July.
"It's a Demo-1 flight test, it's totally a mission, even a real mission, a very critical mission," said Kirk Shireman NASA Johnson Space Center's space station program. next race "ISS still has three people on the board, so the vehicle must work for the first time at the ISS. It must work."
Demo-1 NASA calls a commercial crew program for approximately $ 8 million to help NASA astronauts recover in their ships. The agency did not do that, since July 2011 retired the last space shuttle. Currently astronauts weeks fly to the Soyuz nuclear space ISS. On Saturday, the first start of an American expedition was launched since the astronauts.
"The NASA Commerce Crew program, the space station team and the launching teams of SpaceX, are still currently in the pipeline, the groups continue to" go "on the first uncrewed flight test of the Crew Dragon, in the International Space Station mission" Stephanie Martin NASA spokeswoman wrote on a blog post on Wednesday.
How to watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch live online
NASA television broadcasts a live video and commentary on the launching of the Falcon 9 rocket starting on March 2 at 2:00 p.m. You will see it using the bottom embedded player. SpaceX can also play the boot webcast itself.
But first of all, the weather needs to be co-operated. On Thursday morning, the US Air Force announced a predicted prediction forecast, with approximately 20% delay due to the cloud cover, which would be more cumbersome to launch the NASA safety margin rocket.
"The low humidity can be tightened on the roof of the cloud all day long," said the report, which will allow them to extend their cloud space and NASA for a long period of time.
The backup start date is Tuesday, March 2, although Tuesday's outlook is worse. The USAF weather report says that there may be 40% chance of delay then, due to 100 mph winds in the upper atmosphere.
Go on Saturday, you can see live launch coverage here:
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