Crew Dragon Demo-2 facts for kids
Dragon Crew Demo-2
|Mission type||ISS crew transport|
|Mission duration||63 days, 23 hours and 25 minutes|
|Spacecraft||Crew Dragon C206 Endeavour|
|Launch mass||12,519 kg (27,600 lb)|
|Landing mass||9,616 kg (21,200 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||30 May 2020, 19:22:45 UTC|
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Block 5 (B1058.1)|
|Launch site||Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A|
|End of mission|
|Recovered by||GO Navigator|
|Landing date||2 August 2020, 18:48:06 UTC|
|Landing site||Gulf of Mexico|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Harmony PMA-2|
|Docking date||31 May 2020, 14:27 UTC|
|Undocking date||1 August 2020, 23:35 UTC|
|Time docked||62 days, 9 hours and 8 minutes|
NASA (left) and SpaceX (right) insignia
Behnken (left) and Hurley (right)
SpaceX Demo-2 (also referred to as SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2, or Demo-2) is the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. It launched on 30 May 2020 at 19:22:45 UTC (3:22:45 PM EDT). It is heading to the International Space Station.
It was originally scheduled for 27 May 2020 at 20:33:33 UTC (4:33:33 PM EDT), but was stopped 16 minutes before take-off due to bad weather.
Hurley is be spacecraft commander on Crew Dragon Demo-2, joined by Robert L. Behnken as joint operations commander.
Crew Dragon Demo-2 is also the first two-person orbital spaceflight launched from the United States since STS-4 in 1982.
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