Crew-1 has a new release date

Three American astronauts and one Japanese will compose the crew of the Crew-1 mission. And she already has a new date to leave: according to NASA, she takes off on November 14 towards International Space Station. The flight leaves the launch space of Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, at 20h49 by the time of Braslia.

Crew-1 is highly anticipated for its historical importance: it will be the first manned operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, served by NASA. On board will be Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins, from NASA, and Soichi Noguchi, from the Japanese space agency.

The sending of the mission to the Space has undergone several postponements. The flight was previously scheduled for October 31. According to the agency, this postponement provided additional time for analyzes and tests with the Falcon 9 rocket. Before that, the launch had been postponed from August to the end of September and, later, to October 23.

At the beginning of the year, Demo-2 took two astronauts on the test mission with Crew Dragon. Since then, the capsule has been prepared for the safe launch of Crew-1. The second manned mission with Crew Dragon, Crew-2, is already in the agency’s plans for 2021.

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