Hatch Opening
May 31, 2020, 5:02 p.m.

SpaceX DM-2 Crew Dragon Hatch Opening

International Space Station International Space Station Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2) Expedition 63

The Crew Dragon hatch will be opened, allowing the first astronauts launched from US soil since 2011 to enter the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 63.

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SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 30, 2020, 7:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil. The Demo-2 mission is the second test flight of Crew Dragon, and the first flight with crew onboard. It will carry NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station for an extended stay (the specific mission duration will be determined once on station based on the readiness of the next commercial crew launch). They will perform tests on Crew Dragon in addition to conducting research and other tasks with the space station crew. As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit. The Demo-2 mission will be the final major step before NASA’s Commercial Crew Program certifies Crew Dragon for operational, long-duration missions to the space station. Current Mission Status: After a successful ride to orbit - the Dragon Spacecraft is now executing a series of tests and orbit raising burns while it takes a 19 hour journey to the International Space Station.

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