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SpaceX F9 - Comm Crew DM-2 - LC-39A

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  1. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    This is the another big one for the Crew program: a crewed flight!

    Launch Date: May 30
    Launch Window: 3:22 pm EDT (12:22pm PDT, 19:22 UTC).
    Launch site: LC-39A, Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Booster Recovery: ASDS
    Booster Type: B1058.1
    Mass: Crew Dragon 12,055 kg
    Orbit: LEO - ISS
    Crew: Commander Douglas Hurley and Pilot Bob Behnken
    Backup Crew: Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover
    Dragon Return - Undocking August 1st (likely delayed) - Splashdown and recovery on August 2nd

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly on the Demo-2 mission. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea.

    Crew Dragon
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Fully expect delays here, but SpaceFlightNow posted what seems to be a reasonable date.
     
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    Electroman Well-Known Member

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    Is it bringing back some astronauts from ISS ?
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Nope, the same folks come down with it (Doug and Bob).
     
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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    McKensie?
     
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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    #6 Grendal, Dec 10, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
    Updated first post with current known data. February 2020
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    In the flurry of press conferences, articles and live streams surrounding the Starliner launch and landing, I remember someone saying something to the effect that SpaceX’s Demo 2 would be in the Spring, which would be a delay of 1-3 months from the current NET February. I forgot to note who said this, so take this with a boulder-sized grain of salt.
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    SpaceFlightNow has adjusted this for NET April. And Elon was saying NET Q2 at the press conference, pending review and available parking space up there. We should probably update first post.
     
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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Eric Berger on Twitter

    First post updated.
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    I assume this refers in part to additional crew training for a long duration mission (that the Boeing crew was supposed to do).
     
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    It might, we don’t know it turns out: Eric Berger on Twitter
     
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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Not sure what I am more excited about-
    Dragon Crew or another Falcon heavy booster-landing-fest???
     
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    I’m more excited about SpaceX taking humans to orbit because it will provide the company with valuable experience that will be needed for the first crewed Starship flights. Building orbital class rockets and reusing them is one thing, but keeping humans alive in space is completely different. Sure, “we” know how to do it, but SpaceX has never done it before.

    LEO this year, Mars in this decade!
     
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    When is the next falcon heavy launch expected?
     
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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    The AFSPC 44 mission for the Air Force sometime toward the end of 2020.
     
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    ICE collector Have a nice day!

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    The excitement it like two super bowls & 2 New Years in the same year, amazing!
     
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    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    No surprise there. Boeing is not going to happen anytime soon.

    I'd guess that now they know they aren't going to win the race to be first they will take their time. Just speculative opinion on my part though.
     

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