SpaceX Demo-2从水平整合设施中推出

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission, Thursday, May 21, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The flight test will serve as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. Behnken and Hurley are scheduled to launch at 4:33 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

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Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

2020年5月21日,星期四,在佛罗里达州的NASA肯尼迪航天中心,SpaceX公司的猎鹰9号火箭搭载着该公司的龙飞船,从39A发射中心的水平整合设施中推出,继续为Demo-2任务做准备。NASA的SpaceX Demo-2任务是SpaceX 龙飞船和猎鹰9号火箭作为该机构商业宇航员计划的一部分首次向国际空间站发射宇航员。这次飞行测试将作为SpaceX宇航员运输系统的端对端演示。贝恩肯和赫尔利计划于美国东部时间5月27日周三下午4点33分从肯尼迪航天中心的39A发射台发射升空。人类太空飞行的新时代即将开始,美国宇航员将再次乘坐美国火箭从美国本土发射到近地轨道,这是自2011年航天飞机计划结束以来的首次。