SpX-DM2

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SpX-DM2
OperatorNASA
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDragon 2
ManufacturerSpaceX
Crew
Crew size2
MembersDouglas G. Hurley
Robert L. Behnken
Start of mission
Launch dateJuly 2019
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy LC-39A
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Time docked8 days
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SpX-DM2 (SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2) is the mission designation of the first crewed test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.[1] It is scheduled for launch in July 2019[2] with a crew of two.[3] If the schedule holds, It will be the first crewed flight of an American spacecraft into orbit since STS-135 in July 2011.

Crew[edit]

Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley were announced as the crew on 3 August 2018.[3]

Position Astronaut
Commander United States Douglas G. Hurley, NASA
Third spaceflight
Pilot United States Robert L. Behnken, NASA
Third spaceflight

Back-up crew[edit]

Kjell N. Lindgren will serve as backup for both the test flight and first mission crews for Dragon 2.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming Missions". spacexnow.com.
  2. ^ "NASA's Commercial Crew Program Target Test Flight Dates". February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Lewis, Marie (3 August 2018). "Meet the Astronauts Flying SpaceX's Demo-2". Retrieved 3 August 2018.