Saturday, May 30, 2020

SpaceX Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon Lifts Off on Demo-2 Mission

SpaceX Falcon 9 & Crew Dragon Lifts Off on Demo-2 Mission
Launch America! NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley liftoff aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the Demo-2 mission, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test flight serves as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. A new era of human spaceflight begins as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

Credit: NASA/SpaceX
Duration: 1 minute, 35 seconds
Capture Date: May 30, 2020



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