The 16.22 time Argentina will be able to see the launch of the spacecraft Crew Dragon, the first joint mission of the National Administration of Aeronautics and Space (NASA) and the aerospace company SpaceX mogul Elon Musk, which failed to materialize last Wednesday because the weather conditions prevented this.
Therefore, this Saturday, will return again from Cape Canaveral, in Florida, but the odds of that are concrete are 50%, said the director of the Kennedy Space Center, Bob Cabana.
“It’s a real challenge trying to compete with the weather here in Florida during the summer, but we’re going to do the right thing”, explained the manager, who added that “everything goes forward and we have a 50% chance with the weather, so we’ll see what happens.”
It is expected that the rocket Falcon 9 liftoff at 15:22 local time, 16.22 of Argentina.
It is expected that on Sunday at 14.29 GTM (11.29 Argentina) the capsule Crew Dragon, with the astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrives at the International Space Station (ISS) to be attached to it, after which will be welcomed by the crew on board, according to Ansa.
NASA is doing a live broadcast of the pre-launch, where you can see the astronauts inside the room of costumes in the Building Neil Armstrong at the Kennedy Center.
It will also include in the transmission a special performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” the singer Grammy winner, Kelly Clarkson.
The spacecraft SpaceX Crew Dragon will launch on a rocket SpaceX Falcon 9 from the historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center of NASA in Florida.
This will be the flight of final test of SpaceX to the program of crew-commercial NASA and will provide data on the performance of the rocket Falcon 9, the spacecraft Crew Dragon and ground systems, as well as operations on-orbit, docking and landing, reported NASA.
The flight test also will provide valuable data for the certification of the system of transportation of the crew of SpaceX for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the Space Station.
SpaceX is currently preparing the hardware for the first mission of the rotation of the crew of the EEl, what would happen after a review of the data from this test flight for certification.
This is the first joint operation of the space agency with a private company, in this case, the entrepreneur billionaire Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX.
The south african Musk is a physicist and entrepreneur and is at the forefront of space travel because, as he himself said, in the future, may be “among the stars”.