RP-1 Fuel, First-Stage Liquid Oxygen Loading in Progress

Liquid oxygen burns off of the Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Saturday, May 30. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for today’s targeted 3:22 p.m. EDT launch of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 launch from the Florida spaceport. Image credit: NASA TV

At Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, valves are open and propellants are beginning to flow into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Atop the rocket is the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts – Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley – safely strapped inside.

Liftoff on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station remains planned for an instantaneous launch window at 3:22 p.m. EDT.

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