In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Saturday’s launch forecast looks favorable for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program launch of an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). U.S. space visionaries predict many humans will be living and working in space in the decades to come.
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Weather looks good for historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch from Florida
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Florida Today (2/26): The first NASA Commercial Crew Program test flight is planned for a liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Saturday at 2:28 a.m., EST. U.S. Air Force meteorologists anticipate an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions. The uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is to carry out an automated docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on the following day. If the six day test flight is successful, SpaceX is to repeat the mission this year with an astronaut crew. Boeing, NASA’s second Commercial Crew Program partner, plans uncrewed and crewed test flights by the CST-100 Starliner to the Space Station this year as well. If all goes well, the two companies could soon be regularly transporting astronauts to and from the Space Station.
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