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Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Rescheduled for Saturday, May 30

Posted on: May 27th, 2020 in: National NASA

The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft stand on Launch Complex 39A on May 27, 2020. Image credit: NASA TV

SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission will attempt to launch its first crewed mission for NASA no earlier than Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT) after bad weather thwarted its first liftoff attempt, originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 27.

Demo-2 marks the first launch of NASA astronauts on an commercial spacecraft and the first launch of American astronauts into orbit on a U.S.-built vehicle from America since 2011.

This mission will send NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Members of the public can attend the launch virtually, receiving mission updates and opportunities normally received by on-site guests.

Launch coverage on Saturday, May 30, will begin at 11 a.m. on NASA Television, on the web at

Members of the public can also participate in the mission through NASA’s virtual guest operations.