NASA Gives OK for Dragon Launch to ISS on April 30

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NASA astronaut Megan McArthur takes part in a crew equipment interface test inside the Dragon capsule. (Credit: SpaceX)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA and SpaceX officials met Monday at Johnson Space Center in Houston for a detailed Flight Readiness Review meeting ahead of the second demonstration mission of the SpaceX Dragon spaceraft targeted to lift off on one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets. The meeting, a standard part of NASA’s pre-launch preparations, confirmed the cargo test flight to the International Space Station is on-track for an April 30 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. “Everything looks good heading to the April 30 launch date,” said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations.

  • warshawski

    Great progress from SpaceX and NASA, I can not wait for the launch. All the best on this important test flight. This is an enabling capability for private use of space such as Bigelow space hotel or multi use space stations.