Shotwell: SpaceX Aiming For Crewed Launch In May Written 11 March 2020


NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley pictured in front of a SpaceX Crew Dragon | NASA

CNBC reports that SpaceX is “closing in on its first human spaceflight, with President and COO Gwynne Shotwell telling reporters on Tuesday that the company is aiming to fly astronauts to space in about two months.” Shotwell said at the 2020 Satellite conference, “We’re gunning for May. We have work to do, NASA has work to do.” She added, “I think with the training that [NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley] are going through right now...I think we can be done by May, but we want to be ready to fly in May.” According to Shotwell, the company still has to go through a certification process with its Crew Dragon capsule.
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