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Today’s Deep Space Extra

26 May 2020, 15:02 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Plans by NASA and SpaceX to launch U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) were rigorously reviewed before and over the Memorial Day Weekend. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are to liftoff for the ISS from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Wednesday at 4:33 p.m., EDT, an instant launch window. The weather outlook, which will be watched closely, was 60 percent favorable as Tuesday got underway.
Human Space ExplorationSpaceX, NASA give final ‘go’ for historic astronaut launch WednesdaySpace.com (5/25): NASA and SpaceX followed up Friday’s Demo-2 mission Flight Readiness Review on Monday with a Launch Readiness Review. Both reviews where conducted by NASA and SpaceX managers from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), site of the planned May 27 at 4:33 p.m., EDT launch of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS) on a commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft. The weather outlook is 60 percent favorable, according to forecasters.
SpaceX Demo-2 commercial crew mission passes flight readiness reviewSpaceNews.com (5/22): On Friday, plans for the launch Wednesday of the NASA Commercial Crew Program/SpaceX Demo-2 test flight to the ISS with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley cleared an important ...

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