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Tech & Science SpaceX Crew Dragon preps for first flight in Florida

02:50  15 february  2020
02:50  15 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

SpaceX shares its vision for future Crew Dragon flights

  SpaceX shares its vision for future Crew Dragon flights SpaceX has had a busy year in 2019, but it's gearing up for even greater things in 2020. To give us all an idea of just what it’s cooking up, SpaceX produced a lovely little animated video that makes the entire process look downright convenient. Everything from arriving at the launch pad to returning back to Earth looks dead simple here. Of course, it’s a watered-down version of how all of this stuff will really play out, but it’s kinda neat anyway.

SpaceX 's Crew Dragon commercial astronaut spacecraft has relocated to Florida where it's set to launch in a few months, according to a Friday report. The capsule is undergoing last-minute testing before it leaves Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug

Crew Dragon , SpaceX 's capsule designed to carry astronauts into space , arrived in Florida this week. There, the spacecraft will continue preparations Now that it has arrived in Florida , Crew Dragon will be prepared for its first test flight , which will be uncrewed. That launch is not yet officially scheduled

a group of people standing in a room: Crew Dragon is getting ready for launch in Florida. SpaceX/ Screenshot by Shelby Brown/ CNET © Provided by CNET Crew Dragon is getting ready for launch in Florida. SpaceX/ Screenshot by Shelby Brown/ CNET

SpaceX's Crew Dragon commercial astronaut spacecraft has relocated to Florida where it's set to launch in a few months, according to a Friday report. The capsule is undergoing last-minute testing before it leaves Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard. 

Behnken and Hurley will be a part of a mission code named "Demo-2" by SpaceX and NASA, TechCrunch reported earlier. The mission is reportedly meant to further explore the possibility of a spacecraft that could regularly transport people to the International Space Station. SpaceX didn't immediately respond for comment. 

Crew Dragon will fly Behnken and Hurley to and from the International Space Station after undergoing electromagnetic interference testing, according to a tweet from SpaceX on Tuesday. Crew Dragon employees departed for Florida on Wednesday from the Hawthorne Factory in California. 

SpaceX will launch a 4-ton satellite for Egypt's Nilesat in 2022 .
Nilesat, an Egyptian satellite operator, has partnered with SpaceX to launch a new communications satellite.SpaceX and Nilesat signed a contract in Cairo, Egypt Tuesday (Jan. 21) for the launch of the hefty NileSat-301 geostationary communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX officials said in an announcement.

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