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Crew Demo-2 Mission Control Audio

This is the vehicle trajectory and mission control audio without any additional commentary. There may be very long periods of silence. For our full hosted we...

Crew Demo-2 Mission Control Audio

This is the vehicle trajectory and mission control audio without any additional commentary. There may be very long periods of silence. For our full hosted we...

Crew Demo-2

After standing down from launch on Saturday May 27, SpaceX is now targeting Saturday, May 30 for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Dem...

Crew Demo-2

After standing down from launch on Wednesday, May 27, SpaceX is now targeting Saturday, May 30 for Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (D...

Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space! (#LaunchAmerica Attempt May 27, 2020)

Recorded May 27, 2020: Watch history unfold on Wednesday, May 27, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International...

Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space!

Watch history unfold on Saturday, May 30, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. This mis...

Crew Demo-2 Mission Control Audio

This is the vehicle trajectory and mission control audio without any additional commentary. There may be very long periods of silence. For our full hosted we...

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV's Media Channel

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we dis...

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we dis...

Launch America - a partnership between and private space companies – will help open the space above Earth to people besides government astronauts.

NASA Launch America - a partnership between NASA and private space companies – will help open the space above Earth to people besides government astronauts.

SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA Probability: 70% #LaunchAmerica
B1058 - Of Course I Still Love You

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 and stay at the International Space Station, the Dragon Spacecraft successfully made its way back to Earth. Capsule successfully landed in the Gulf of Mexico waters on 3rd August 2020 at 18:48 UTC.

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Falcon 9

Family: Falcon
Configuration: Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

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Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    2
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.65 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    549 T
  • Thrust
    7607 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon 9
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Block 5
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon 9 Block 5
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $52000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    22800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    8300 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1058

Status: Active


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No
First Flight: May 30, 2020
Last Flight: January 13, 2022
Flights: 10
Landings Attempted: 10
Landings Successful: 10

Landing Information

B1058 has successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY.

Result: Successful Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship landing at Of Course I Still Love You.

Crew Dragon Endeavour


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 4 Payload Capacity: 6000 kg
Destination: International Space Station
Serial Number: C206

Crew Dragon 6 is the Crew Dragon spacecraft launched on the SpaceX DM-2 demonstration mission to the ISS.

Crew Dragon 2 Details

Crew


Douglas G. Hurley

Spacecraft Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 21, 1966
Age: 55

Robert L. Behnken

Joint Operations Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: July 28, 1970
Age: 51

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 146 Failures: 9 Pending: 47

Agency Type: Commercial

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


Atlas V 511
Success
2 days, 8 hours ago
USSF-8
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

USSF-8 will launch two identical Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites GSSAP-5 and GSSAP-6 directly to a near-geosync…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 1 hour ago
Starlink Group 4-6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week ago
Shiyan 13
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.


LauncherOne
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Transporter 3 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commerci…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Simorgh
Failure
3 weeks, 4 days ago
3 unknown payloads
Imam Khomeini Spaceport - Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran

Three unknown research payloads are reported to have been sent into space, according to the Iranian Ministry of Defense. However, no new objects are …


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
TJSW-9
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.


Long March 2D
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Tianhui 4
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chinese cartography satellite, details TBD.


Angara A5/Persey
Failure
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Dummy payload
35/1 - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

This is the third test flight of Angara A5 launch vehicle and its first flight with Persey upper stage. Since it's a test flight, the rocket carries …