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Crew Dragon Demo-2

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Demo-2
NamesCrew Demo-2
Dragon Crew Demo-2
NASA Demo-2
SpaceX Demo-2
Mission typeISS crew transport
Operator
COSPAR ID2020-033A
SATCAT no.45623
Mission duration63 days, 23 hours and 25 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftCrew Dragon Endeavour
ManufacturerSpaceX
Launch mass12,519 kg (27,600 lb)[1]
Landing mass9,616 kg (21,200 lb)[1]
Crew
Crew size2
Members
Start of mission
Launch date30 May 2020, 19:22:45 UTC[2]
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5 (B1058.1)
Launch siteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
End of mission
Recovered byGO Navigator
Landing date2 August 2020, 18:48:06 UTC [3]
Landing siteGulf of Mexico
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[2]
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Docking portHarmony PMA-2[4]
Docking date31 May 2020, 14:27 UTC[5][6]
Undocking date1 August 2020, 23:35 UTC
Time docked62 days, 9 hours and 8 minutes

NASA (left) and SpaceX (right) insignia

Behnken (left) and Hurley (right) 

SpaceX Demo-2[7][8] (also referred to as SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2,[9] or Demo-2[10]) was the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, from the company SpaceX.[11] It launched on 30 May 2020 at 19:22:45 UTC (3:22:45 PM EDT). It is heading to the International Space Station.

It was originally scheduled for 27 May 2020 at 20:33:33 UTC (4:33:33 PM EDT), but was stopped 16 minutes before take-off due to Tropical Storm Bertha.

Demo-2 is the first crewed orbital spaceflight launched from the United States since the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135, in 2011, on which Douglas G. Hurley was the pilot.

Hurley was commander on Crew Dragon Demo-2, joined by Robert L. Behnken as joint operations commander.

Crew Dragon Demo-2 is also the first two-person orbital spaceflight launched from the United States since STS-4 in 1982.

References[change | change source]

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  6. Grush, Loren (31 May 2020). "SpaceX's Crew Dragon successfully docks with the space station". The Verge. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
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  8. Cawley, James (25 May 2020). "NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 "Go" for Liftoff Wednesday After Today's Launch Readiness Review". NASA. Archived from the original on 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020. ...in advance of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 flight test [...] NASA.s SpaceX Demo-2 mission passed its final major review today... This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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