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SpaceX and NASA will launch the first crew on the ISS on Sunday


SpaceX and NASA will launch the first crew on the ISS on Sunday

After the separation of the stages, SpaceX will try to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 on the Just Read the Instructions unmanned spacecraft, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX and NASA are aiming Sunday, November 15, to launch Falcon 9, the first operational mission of the Dragon (Crew-1) crew to the ISS from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The launch was announced on the SpaceX website.

The instant launch window opens at 7:27 PM EST on November 15, 00:27 UTC on November 16. In Kiev at this time will be 02:27 at night. After the separation of the stages, SpaceX will try to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 on the Just Read the Instructions unmanned spacecraft, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The launch webcast will run approximately 4 hours before the launch.

As part of the commercial crew program, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi will board Dragon on their first six-month operational mission to the ISS. Following the second Dragon Demo Mission (Demo-2), NASA certified SpaceX for operational crew flights to and from the space station.

Crew-1 is the first of three Dragon flights scheduled for 2020 and 2021.

It was also reported that SpaceX’s Falcon-9 space launch vehicles could be used by the US military for urgent transportation of cargo around the planet through space.


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