Weather ‘Go’ at This Time; Propellant Loading Coming Up

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon atop, stands poised for launch at historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020, ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. Weather is a ‘go’ for launch, and liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for 3:22 p.m. EDT. Image credit: NASA TV

The SpaceX Demo-2 crew, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, were just informed that weather is currently “go,” with an upgraded forecast predicting a 70% chance of good weather at the 3:22 p.m. EDT launch time.

The launch team just verified controllers are “go” to begin loading propellants – liquid oxygen and a refined, rocket-grade kerosene called RP-1 – into the Falcon 9 rocket’s first and second stages.

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