SpaceX Pushes Back 'Especially Dangerous' Dragon Test

Postado Janeiro 10, 2019

The launch from Kennedy Space Center of Crew Dragon on a Falcon 9 from launchpad 39A was scheduled for January 17.

Even though Musk stated that the first test launch of the Commercial crew mission would be delayed, over the weekend, he also Tweeted that the demo flight will not be without any dangers. Around 90 percent of all NASA employees have been furloughed in the shutdown, slowing down the Agency's actions to a crawl. So far, the official schedule has not been modified.

American manned spacecraft Dragon-2 will be launched to ISS unmanned in February.

The test launch of SpaceX's capsule created to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station is not happening this month, according to a tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

The launch of a new manned spacecraft Dragon-2 to the worldwide space station will take place in early February.

We could be only weeks away from the first major test of a private spaceship created to take American astronauts back to space on an American rocket from American soil.

Photos of the Crew Dragon have been mediatized showing the capsule attached to the rocket and ready to be launched.

It has been eight years since Atlantis was launched on the last space shuttle from the same pad on July 8, 2011.

If the uncrewed tests are successful, SpaceX will carry on with the next test flight.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship is a crewed version of the company's robotic Dragon cargo ships that have been flying since 2010, with NASA resupply missions beginning in 2012.

Like SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon ships, the Crew Dragon will launch on the company's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket. The spaceship is created to carry up to seven astronauts to and from the International Space Station. It will use parachutes to splash down in the ocean, also like the uncrewed Dragon.