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SpaceX F9 - Crew 2 - LC-39A

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Launch Date: April 23
Launch Window: 5:49 a.m. EDT (0949 GMT)
Launch site: LC-39A, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Booster Recovery: ASDS
Booster Type: B1061-2
Dragon: Crew Dragon C206 Endeavor
Mass: Crew Dragon: 26,450 lbs.
Orbit: LEO - ISS
Dragon Return - TBD

Crew for Expedition 64:
Commander: Shane Kimbrough, NASA
Pilot: K. Megan Arthur, NASA
Mission Specialist 1: Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA
Mission Specialist 2: Thomas Pesquet, ESA



A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its second operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea.

SpaceX Crew-2 - Wikipedia
Crew Dragon Endeavour - Wikipedia
 
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Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·Dec 1, 2018
Reentry scorchmarks, not simple soot. Can't wipe it off.

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Maybe a small bone to pick here with Elon. This recently released photo from SpaceX features the Crew-2 astronauts initials inscribed on the side of B1061. Check out those sooty index fingers! In less than ten days we might be able to see how they've held up when their F9 goes vertical.

The 4/22 scheduled liftoff time is 6:11 a.m., 38 minutes before sunrise. Hoping for some of those otherworldly Space contrails!
 

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·Dec 1, 2018
Reentry scorchmarks, not simple soot. Can't wipe it off.

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Maybe a small bone to pick here with Elon. This recently released photo from SpaceX features the Crew-2 astronauts initials inscribed on the side of B1061. Check out those sooty index fingers! In less than ten days we might be able to see how they've held up when their F9 goes vertical.

The 4/22 scheduled liftoff time is 6:11 a.m., 38 minutes before sunrise. Hoping for some of those otherworldly Space contrails!

Just because there is some soot that can be wiped off doesn't imply that aren't scorch marks that can't be.
 
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