Sunday, May 31, 2020

NASA Astronauts Bob & Doug | Crew Demo-2 Mission

NASA Astronauts Bob & Doug | Crew Demo-2 Mission
Congratulations, Bob & Doug!
NASA astronauts Robert (Bob) Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley, right, wearing SpaceX spacesuits. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The 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. Behnken and Hurley launched at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin 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
Image Date: January 3, 2020

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