Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetz Space Reporter @CNBC | pitches [email protected] | DM for cell, WhatsApp, Signal, ProtonMail | formerly @DJNF @ESTribune | alumnus @TheKingsCollege Feb. 15, 2020 1 min read

NASA confirms: SpaceX will launch the first crew from U.S. soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is now undergoing final testing and prelaunch processing in a facility at Cape Canaveral.

NASA statement here:  https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2020/02/14/spacex-crew-dragon-arrives-for-demo-2-mission/ 

While this is largely expected, especially in light of recent delays with Boeing’s Starliner development, this is the first I’ve seen the agency say Crew Dragon will be the first to launch.

Expected to launch between April and June, you can read more about SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission here:  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/19/elon-musk-spacex-first-launch-with-nasa-astronauts-in-second-quarter.html 


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