This Wednesday, the POT and SpaceX will carry out the launching of the mission Demo-2 with the ship Crew Dragon, where they will send astronauts from the Keneddy Space Center in Florida to space orbit.
“There is 60% favorable weather for tomorrow’s takeoff, which is good news considering how we were yesterday when there was 40%. The trend is positive and we are very excited, ”NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday during a press conference.
Bridenstine regretted being in “an empty room with no reporters or space enthusiasts” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But he assured that “this is a unique moment in history” and that they have taken all precautionary measures “to keep their people safe” in Demo-2.
“Our country is going through very hard times, but this is a unique moment in which the entire United States can see us achieve something impressive again,” he said.
The objective of this launch, in which astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will travel to the International Space Station (ISS), is to validate the SpaceX transport system for future operational missions and “commercialize Earth orbit” while reducing the costs of space travels.
To make it more exciting, SpaceX and NASA asked students graduating this year to submit their photos to form a mosaic that will travel in a pod from the Demo-2 mission. Graduates had until last week to send the images.
So you can follow the Demo-2 broadcast
The launch of Crew Dragon of SpaceX and NASA will be at 3:33 p.m. Mexico time (4:33 p.m. in Florida).
You can watch the Demo-2 mission from NASATV or on SpaceX’s YouTube channel:
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