Wednesday, August 01, 2018

SpaceX Crew Dragon | International Space Station

Preparing to Launch Astronauts from U.S. Soil
In this illustration, a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is shown in low-Earth orbit. NASA is partnering with Boeing and SpaceX to build a new generation of human-rated spacecraft capable of taking astronauts to the International Space Station and expanding research opportunities in orbit. SpaceX's upcoming Demo-1 flight test is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract with the goal of returning human spaceflight launch capabilities to the United States.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon will launch on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

After completion of SpaceX's uncrewed and crewed flight tests, NASA will review the flight data to verify the systems meet the requirements for certification. Upon NASA certification, SpaceX is slated to fly six crew missions to the International Space Station beginning in 2019 and continuing through 2024.

Image Credit: SpaceX
Release Date: August 1, 2018

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