…is scheduled to liftoff on November 14th 2020
…at 7:49:50 PM EST or 00:49:50 UTC from Kennedy Space Center from historic launch complex 39A.
The primary crew is:
Commander: Michael S. Hopkins NASA
Pilot: Victor J. Glover NASA
Mission Specialist 1: Soichi Noguchi JAXA
Mission Specialist 2: Shannon Walker NASA
First stage booster B-1061.1 its first flight is 64 meters tall or 209 feet and will be landing on SpaceX drone ship JRTI Just Read The Instructions down range in the Atlantic ocean.
SpaceX performed a static fire or test fire producing 1.7 million pounds of thrust on all nine Merlin engines on Wednesday November 11th 2020 and the data from that test was approved by SpaceX to proceed for launch on Saturday.
Weather is 70% go for launch now that tropical storm Eta has left Florida and crossed over to the Atlantic ocean.
NASA’s #LaunchAmerica is about the return of operational crewed missions flying on American rockets from American soil.
We wish the Crew, SpaceX and NASA much success in this next journey as they head to the ISS for a six month mission.
Article and Photos by: Scott Schilke for spacenews.lu