NASA astronauts boarded the SpaceX to conduct a final rehearsal before the historic launch of the orbit days later, as astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley tested their performance for their upcoming experimental flight on the Crew Dragon capsule, and the mission will begin, the first launch of a NASA crew from US soil Since 2011, from Pad 39A from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday (May 27) at 4:33 pm.
“The crew’s arrival in Florida was great, seeing our 39A spacecraft was epic, and watching the first stage fire from SpaceX Falcon 9!” Behnken said, according to the American website “Space”.
The two astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center, and SpaceX successfully tested Crew Dragon’s Falcon 9 booster yesterday, as NASA photos showed rehearsals of astronauts wearing their SpaceX suits and driving to the launch pad in the white Tesla Model X SUV decorated with the NASA logo.
Astronauts inside Crew Dragon climbed to the top of 39A to practice as much as possible on their launch day without taking off.
“So, this is some kind of training on launch day allowance,” Hurley told reporters at a conference call.
Photographers and support personnel wore masks and practiced social estrangement to avoid any chance of contamination by astronauts or others.
And SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission is the company’s final test flight to the Crew Dragon capsule, a capsule designed to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Rehearsal of NASA astronauts