SpaceX is targeting today (May 27) for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft will return human spaceflight to the United States.
The instantaneous launch window opens at 4:33 p.m. EDT, or 20:33 UTC, with backup instantaneous launch opportunities available on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC, and on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, or 19:00 UTC. Tune in here to watch the launch webcast. Coverage will begin about 4 hours before liftoff.
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5 thoughts on “SpaceX Will Launch Crewed Dragon Today if Weather Permits”
Well that sucks.
If they were launching from inside the caldera of a dormant volcano, they wouldn’t have this weather issue. Just saying.
Scrubbed due to weather. Launch postponed to a date not early than Saturday.
If all goes well, we should see many more people launches soon. And not all for NASA,
Kind of frustrated about this, I’m evening shift, I’m going to miss the actual launch.
But it’s exciting, hope the weather cooperates!
May this be a dawn of a new era in human spaceflight.
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