Crew Dragon’s Hatch Confirmed Closed

SpaceX technicians in the White Room at Launch Complex 39A close the Crew Dragon's side hatch and check for leaks.
SpaceX technicians in the White Room at Launch Complex 39A close the Crew Dragon’s side hatch and check for leaks. Image credit: NASA TV

The hatch through which NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 crew members entered the Crew Dragon spacecraft has been closed and a leak check is complete.

Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley remains scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. Teams continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the area.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission will serve as an end-to-end flight test to validate the SpaceX crew transportation system, from launch to docking to splashdown. It is the final flight test for the system to be certified for regular crew flights to the station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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