We may not get to see astronauts fly in a SpaceX Team Dragon up until next year, however preparations for that extremely expected test flight are underway, consisting of a current area style program.
OK, so there was no catwalk or runway strutting, however NASA did share a couple of pictures of astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley going through their “suit-up treatments” just recently at SpaceX head office in Hawthorne, California.
We have actually seen this set prior to, however this time they wore their brand-new matches for a complete launch day dry run, consisting of SpaceX’s ground operators. The objective was to practice all the actions that will decrease prior to a Falcon 9 rocket moves the set from Kennedy Area Center in Florida to an ultimate docking with the International Spaceport Station.
Inside the Team Dragon simulator, the group likewise went through a number of emergency situation circumstances.
Team Dragon is among 2 brand-new spacecraft,, The objective is to return human spaceflight launches to American soil for the very first time given that completion of the area shuttle bus period.
The Demo-2 objective to the spaceport station was at first slated to occur in July, however was pressed back after an emptythroughout a ground test in April. An to a leakage in the pressurization system and the very first crewed launch is now anticipated in2020