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Names Crew Demo-2
Dragon Crew Demo-2
NASA Demo-2
SpaceX Demo-2
Mission type ISS crew transport
Operator
Mission duration 63 days, 23 hours and 25 minutes
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Crew Dragon C206 Endeavour
Manufacturer SpaceX
Launch mass 12,519 kg (27,600 lb)
Landing mass 9,616 kg (21,200 lb)
Crew
Crew size 2
Members
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
Contractor SpaceX
End of mission
Recovered by GO Navigator
Landing date 2 August 2020, 18:48:06 UTC
Landing site Gulf of Mexico
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric orbit
Regime Low Earth orbit
Inclination 51.66°
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
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NASA (left) and SpaceX (right) insignia
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Behnken (left) and Hurley (right)
Commercial Crew Development
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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.

Demo-2 is the first crewed orbital spaceflight launched from the United States since the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135, in 2011, on which Douglas G. Hurley was the pilot.

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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