SpaceX's Crew Dragon might launch next month - Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy.com - Fri 11 Jan 15:08 GMT

SpaceX's Crew Dragon might launch next month - Astronomy Magazine

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  In just about a month, SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon spacecraft might launch for the first time on an uncrewed orbital test flight to the International Space Station, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated on Jan 5 on Twitter.

  After Musk said that the launch was about a month away, NASA confirmed in a statement today that an uncrewed test flight will take place no sooner than February.

  The launch is set to take place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where ground teams have already rolled out SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch the craft.

  Musk shared a photograph of the Falcon 9 on launch pad 39A with the Crew Dragon and a brand-new walkway that astronauts will walk down to board the craft in future crewed launches.

  After sharing the approximate launch window on Twitter, Musk added in a later tweet that the Crew Dragon’s first flights will be “especially dangerous, as there’s a lot of new hardware.”