NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011 at 12:22 AM Sunday 31 May Pakistan Time

NASA and SpaceX is all set to Launch the First Astronuats to Space Station from US Soil since 2011 at 12:22 AM Sunday 31 May Pakistan Time.

Following is the direct link of Live Coverage by NASA: 

Following is the schedule of the launch given by NASA on its website:

(all times EDT)

May 30, Saturday

11 a.m. – NASA TV launch coverage begins (8PM Saturday Pakistan Time)
3:22 p.m. – Liftoff (12:22 AM Sunday Pakistan Time)
4:09 p.m. – Crew Dragon phase burn (1:09 AM Sunday Pakistan Time)
4:55 p.m. – Far-field manual flight test (1:55 AM Sunday Pakistan Time)
TBD p.m. – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
6:30 p.m. – Postlaunch news conference at Kennedy (3:30 AM Sunday Pakistan Time)

More Details of the Launch are at following link:

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:22 p.m. EDT May 30, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, for an extended stay at the space station for the Demo-2 mission. The specific duration of the mission is to be determined.

As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit.

Lifting off from Launch Pad 39A atop a specially instrumented Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon will accelerate its two passengers to approximately 17,000 mph and put it on an intercept course with the International Space Station. Once in orbit, the crew and SpaceX mission control will verify the spacecraft is performing as intended by testing the environmental control system, the displays and control system and the maneuvering thrusters, among other things. In about 24 hours, Crew Dragon will be in position to rendezvous and dock with the space station. The spacecraft is designed to do this autonomously but astronauts aboard the spacecraft and the station will be diligently monitoring approach and docking and can take control of the spacecraft if necessary.

Above details are posted for knowledge of our readers about NASA’s space program. Readers are encouraged to visit links given on this post to read more about NASA Programs. Image and all details given with all due credit and courtesy of NASA

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