• First manned SpaceX launch could be in May

    Date:11 February 2020 Author: Leila Stein Tags:,

    SpaceX have been documenting their successful unmanned missions and are almost ready to send people to space in their capsules.

    According to Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, Eric Burger, the working date for this launch is as early as May 7.

    “Dragon is in good shape. Launch date is fluid and mission may move into late April, or push later into May depending on a number of variables not hardware related. No final decision yet on duration,” he tweeted.

    Astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken will be on board the craft which will head to the International Space Station. The time it will take is still unknown.

    “Why don’t they know the duration of the mission yet? Short answer is there are a lot of moving parts. NASA wants to minimize time of 3 ISS crew members. Still not sure when first SpX operational mission will take place, or when Boeing’s OFT flight will occur,” elaborated Burger.

    SpaceX have been preparing for this flight with several tests last year including an in-flight launch escape.

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