The Flight Readiness Review has concluded, and NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff on the first crewed flight of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station, is slated for Wednesday, May 27, at 4:33 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Two televised events are planned for today.
At 2:15 p.m., NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will participate with journalists in a virtual question-and-answer session about their upcoming mission, the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2. Behnken and Douglas will talk with reporters via Skype from the Astronaut Crew Quarters inside the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
At 2:45 p.m., NASA will broadcast a post-review news conference from Kennedy. Participants are:
- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
- NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk
- Kathy Lueders, manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
- Kirk Shireman, manager, International Space Station Program
- Benji Reed, director of crew mission management, SpaceX
- Norm Knight, deputy director, NASA Johnson Space Center Flight Operations
Watch both events live on NASA Television and online at https://www.nasa.gov/live.