Trump to Visit Florida for SpaceX Launch With NASA Astronauts

It will also be only the fifth time in USA history that NASA astronauts will fly a new spacecraft for the first time.

Behnken and Hurley will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The space shuttle programme was retired four decades after it began service, a prime reason was the high cost of maintenance.

On May 22, 2020, inside the Operations Support Building II at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA managers pose for a photo following the conclusion of the flight readiness review for the upcoming Demo-2 launch. With American shuttles no longer in use, the United States has had to rely on Russian Federation for rides to the station.

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Part of the reason the launch is so historic is that it makes the country no longer reliant on Russian Federation for seats to space. A different Crew Dragon blew up during a launch-pad test a year ago, forcing a redesign of the craft's propulsion system.

In this time of mounting uncertainty, Behnken said he hopes the nation can find hope in watching the historic launch amid the global crisis.

Behnken noted that it's been a "silver lining" that he and Hurley have had "the time with our sons leading up to this launch", he said during today's remarks. The two of these will be the first astronauts to be transported by SpaceX to the ISS. The Demo-2 mission team still has to complete a final readiness review, which will incorporate data from the critical static fire test, on May 25th. This certification and regular operation of Crew Dragon will enable NASA to continue the important research and technology investigations taking place onboard the station, which benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future exploration of the Moon and Mars starting with the agency's Artemis program, which will land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface in 2024.

The CPP can then certify Crew Dragon for operational and long-duration missions to the ISS. It is planned that the SpaceX-space-ship in the Atlantic water off the coast of Florida and there, by a salvage ship and back to Cape Canaveral can be made to be collected. The US space Agency has commissioned in the framework of the company SpaceX and Boeing to develop new ships are able to astronaut in a low earth orbit and transport for global space station .

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SpaceX is planning to launch its first crew to space on May 27. It was the first Commercial Crew vehicle to visit the ISS.

Jurczyk cited the example of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule's parachute system, which had to be reworked and retested to satisfy NASA's safety margin requirements. Since the failed unmanned Test of Boeing's "Starliner" in the last Winter*, however, is clear: the "Crew Dragon" from SpaceX will make the race. The Crew Dragon has been into orbit and docked with the ISS on an uncrewed flight called Demo-1 in March 2019.

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to arrive at the space station on May 28 and stay for at least 30 days - and possibly as long as 110, according to NASA. Everything depends, however, on whether the Start of SpaceX on the 27.

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