A Crew Dragon with two astronauts aboard will then conduct a flight test to the space station. The planning date for that flight is July.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (NASA PR) — NASA is working with SpaceX to return human spaceflight launches to American soil. The company completed an uncrewed flight test, known as Demo-1, to the space station in March.
SpaceX now is processing the same Crew Dragon spacececraft for an in-flight abort test. The company then will fly a test flight with a crew, known as Demo-2, to the station.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX are expected to reevaluate its target test dates in the next couple weeks.
Editor’s Note: Current target test dates are June for the in-flight abort test and July for the crew test to the space station.