SpaceX sends a crew to the ISS

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De­pend­ing on the suc­cess of the un­crewed dock­ing test planned to take place in Jan­uary, the first crewed test flight of the Dragon 2 cap­sule, dubbed SpaceX De­mon­stra­tion Mis­sion 2 (SpX-DM2), is

planned to go ahead in June.

It was an­nounced on 3 Au­gust that NASA as­tro­nauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hur­ley had been se­lected as the test crew for this mis­sion, the third space­flight for both men, with Kjell N. Lind­gren serv­ing as the backup astro­naut. Planned to launch on a Fal­con 9 Block 5 from the Kennedy Space Cen­ter in Flor­ida, if kept on sched­ule this will be the US’s first manned flight since the Space

Shut­tle At­lantis mis­sion STS-135 that

launched in July 2011.

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