SpaceX also passed NASA’s last test to determine that everything was fine, and was able to get approval for its first flight to take astronauts into space. The first crewed SpaceX flight will take place on May 27.
SpaceX has managed to pass all the necessary tests to take NASA astronauts into space for the first time. Completing NASA’s critical Flight Readiness Audit (FRR) to determine that everything is ready for flight, SpaceX received approval to move astronauts into space next Wednesday (May 27).
Over the past few days, tests with the Falcon 9 rocket that will take the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) show that all the roughness has been removed. We will be ready for the final flight check-up next Monday, two days before launch, and final checks will be made.
SpaceX will make a first
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 27. The ship will include NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. These two astronauts will be the first people to go into space with a special spacecraft built in the USA. In addition, Hurley and Behnken were the first people to travel to space from US territory after the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.
Behnken and Hurley will go to ISS with Crew Dragon after launch, and if everything goes according to plan, he will self-administer and anchor at the station. After that, astronauts will stay in the space station and return home after crew contributing to ISS ‘work for three months. After the astronauts have completed their missions, they will return to Earth with Crew Dragon and land in the ocean.
Although Behnken and Hurley will spend some time on the ISS as part of this flight, this launch is not primarily an operational launch. The flight is seen as the final mission of SpaceX’s human valuation process under NASA’s Commercial Crew program. The Commercial Crew program is known as NASA’s attempt to develop a strong public-private partnership to reduce the costs of sending people into space.