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The historic return of human spaceflight with SpaceX

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is where all eyes will be watching on Thursday morning, 6.30am NSW time. A test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft will return human spaceflight to the United States.

 

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley preparing to launch. Image: NASA

SpaceX is marking a huge milestone in its own company history, with a first-ever crewed spaceflight set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built, and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is a turning point for America’s future in space exploration that lays the groundwork for future missions to the MoonMarsand beyond.

 

To watch the launch, here is a full list of the NASA streams available:

 

Schedule of Events in NSW time:

Wednesday, May 28

  • 2:15 am – NASA TV launch coverage begins (continues through docking
  • 6:33 am – Liftoff
  • 7:22 am – Crew Dragon phase burn 
  • 8:05 am – Far-field manual flight test 
  • 9:05 am – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
  • 9:30 am – Postlaunch news conference at Kennedy

Thursday, May 29

  • 9:20 pm – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
  • 1:39 am – Docking
  • 3:55 am – Hatch Open
  • 4:25 am – Welcome ceremony
  • 6:15 am – Post-Arrival News Conference at Johnson

Friday, May 30

  • 1:05 am – Space Station crew news conference, with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley
  • 2:50 am – SpaceX employee event and Class of 2020 Mosaic presentation, with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken, and Doug Hurley

 

For further details, please visit SpaceX website or the NASA website.

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