SpaceX’s Crew-1 astronaut mission for NASA: Live Updates

SpaceX's Crew-1 astronaut mission for NASA: Live Updates

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NASA, SpaceX reviews crew-1 flight readiness

(Image credit: SpaceX)

NASA and SpaceX mission managers are holding a one-day flight readiness review today (November 9) to decide whether they are ready to fly SpaceX’s next crew dragon to carry astronauts.

The review is being conducted at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is preparing to launch the Crew-1 mission to NASA’s space station. “This review focuses on SpaceX’s crew transport system, the International Space Station and its international partners to support flight and certify flight readiness. Said in a statement.

Kathy Luders, head of NASA’s human space flight, is chairing today’s meeting. Hans Konigsman, Vice President of SpaceX for Build and Flight Reliability, is a top representative of SpaceX.

NASA will hold a press conference later today to review today’s flight readiness. Will discuss the results. That event should start one hour after the end of the meeting.

Crew-1 astronauts will answer questions through the EST (1815 GMT) media at 1:15 p.m. You can watch it live here.

Crew-1 astronauts arrive at the starting point

SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission’s four-astronaut crew for NASA The Kennedy Space Center has arrived at the launch site Their plan for the International Space Station on November 14.

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Sochi Noguchi toured the shuttle landing facility at KSC in preparation for the launch from Florida Spaceport from Cape Canaveral. Lift is set for Saturday 7:49 PM EST (2249 GMT).

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Hopkins will command the Crew-1 mission, which will launch the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rockets to the station. Crew-1 astronauts have named their spacecraft flexibility for flight.

“On behalf of the Flexibility Staff, on behalf of our families, we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the people at SpaceX, NASA and (the Department of Defense) who are working tirelessly.” We reach this point. It’s a really great effort by a unique group of people. ” Hopkins said in a statement. “For the crew: we’re ready.”

The Crew Arrival Program for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission was held on November 8, 2020 at the launch and landing facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is a mission expert; NASA astronaut Victor Glover, pilot; Junichi Sky, Manager, International Space Station Program, Jaxa; NASA Administrator Jim Brydenstein; NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morard; Bob Cabana, Director, Kennedy Space Center; NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, commander of the spacecraft; And Jaxa astronaut Sochi Noguchi, mission expert. (Image credit: NASA / Kim Shifflet)

On Monday (November 9), NASA and SpaceX mission managers will hold a Flight Readiness Review meeting at the Kennedy Space Center to make sure everyone is ready for the upcoming flights. NASA will hold a press conference an hour after the summit to update the public on the launch.

You can also join NASA’s Virtual Crew Media Engagement Webcast Monday at 1:15 p.m. EST (1815 GMT) via NASA TV. You can watch live here online And through NASA.gov/live And NASA’s UTB channel.

SpaceX, NASA aims to launch Crew-1 on November 14

SpaceX’s Crew-1 astronauts (from left: NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins and Jaxa astronauts Sochi Noguchi) with their Crew Dragon capsule Give poses. (Image credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station It is now set to launch on Saturday, November 14, 7:49 pm EST (0049 GMT on November 15), NASA announced on Monday (October 26).

Originally scheduled to launch on August 30, Crew-1 suffered several delays in landing. NASA first referred to the mission in late September, then on October 23, then on October 31, and finally in mid-November, on logical and technical issues. Newly announced target date firms meet later timeline.

NASA also announced that Will hold a news conference on Wednesday, October 28The agency said in a statement that it was “discussing the upcoming EDT (2000 GMT) launch at 4 p.m.”, which included shocking figures from a recent non-NASA launch following the Falcon 9 Merlin engines following SpaceX. Test results are also included. You can Watch it live on space.com, Courtesy of NASA TV, or directly from the agency Website.

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