SpaceX, NASA Aim to Launch Crewed Flight Demo in May

SpaceX and NASA plan to test the Crew Dragon spacecraft by sending two astronauts to the International Space Station this May.

The Demonstration Mission 2, or Demo-2, trial will determine the spacecraft’s eligibility to facilitate crewed flights between Earth and the ISS under the Commercial Crew Program, NASA said Thursday.

Demo-2 will assess Dragon 2’s performance across all phases of ISS travel, from launch to recovery.

The spacecraft will launch on the Falcon 9 rocket from Florida-based Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.

NASA is accepting media accreditation applications for the demonstration launch.

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