SpaceX Demo-2 Mission Likely to End in August Written 10 June 2020


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

Spaceflight Now reports that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft “will likely return to Earth in August to wrap up a test flight to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, a senior space agency official said Tuesday.” The “exact schedule for Hurley and Behnken’s return to Earth will hinge on several factors, such as the performance of their Crew Dragon spaceship, the progress of their work on the space station, and weather conditions in the capsule’s landing zones in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, according to Ken Bowersox, the acting associate administrator for NASA’s human exploration and operations mission directorate.” Bowersox said Tuesday, “The Dragon is doing very well, so we think it’s reasonable for the crew to stay up there a month or two. The actual details are still being worked out.”
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