With just hours left until launch, the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and #CrewDragon spacecraft have been prepared for liftoff on a test mission to the International Space Station (@ISS)! Liftoff is scheduled for 2:49 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 2nd from Launch Complex 39A at @NASAKennedy’s Space Center in Florida.
This launch will be the first uncrewed test flight of our Commercial Crew Program and the first time a commercially-built and operated American spacecraft designed for humans will dock to the space station.
Data provided by the flight test will be used towards NASA certifying @SpaceX’s crew transportation system for carrying astronauts to and from the space station. 👩🚀👨🚀 On this mission, the #CrewDragon spacecraft will also be carrying about 400 pounds of crew supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab and return some critical research samples to Earth.
Image Credit:NASA/Joel Kowsky
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