Several “Obstacles” Remain for SpaceX Demo-2 Crewed Mission Written 15 May 2020


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

SPACE reports SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission launch, scheduled for May 27, “is less than two weeks from launching NASA astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time, but some big obstacles still stand in the way.” Director of NASA’s Spaceflight Division Phil McAlister told NASA Advisory Council’s Human Exploration and Operation Committee, “We are still finishing up some final testing, there are still some documents we have to review. ... Even though we’re 13 days [away], there’s still work to be done.” McAlister said, “We are still finishing off some final testing.” However, he “did not specify whether this final testing was additional simulation training with the astronauts or testing with the vehicle itself.” One “of the biggest hurdles” the mission has “yet to the last flight readiness review (FRR), which is currently scheduled for May 21.”
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