Demo-2 Launch a Cross-Country Effort

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen at Launch Complex 39A through the windows of Firing Room Four of Kennedy's Launch Control Center during a dress rehearsal on May 23, 2020, in preparation for the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen at Launch Complex 39A through the windows of Firing Room Four of Kennedy’s Launch Control Center during a dress rehearsal on May 23, 2020, in preparation for the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. Photo credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Several NASA and SpaceX teams across the country have roles in today’s launch. SpaceX’s launch team is commanding the countdown from Firing Room 4 in Kennedy’s Launch Control Center, then will transfer control to the company’s mission control center in Hawthorne, California. Meanwhile, NASA teams at Kennedy and the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston are monitoring today’s activities.

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