Those who follow the various space programs around the world probably know that the US hasn’t launched a manned mission since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011. That’s about to change with the upcoming launch of the Demo-2 mission, which is scheduled for this week:
The spacecraft involved is SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, which will launch atop their proven Dragon 9 booster, with Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station about 24 hours later.
A great profile of the two astronauts selected by NASA for the mission
Launch time is currently set for 2020-05-27T20:33:00Z … weather at Launch Complex 39A in Florida is currently looking sketchy, though, with only a 40% chance of favorable launch conditions at present.