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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Photo for the Day - SpaceX Prelaunch Test
SpaceX CEIT in Florida
In preparation for the upcoming SpaceX demonstration flight, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur performed a crew equipment interface test March 28th in Florida. The test was part of current prelaunch preparations for the scheduled April 30th liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
McArthur worked together with SpaceX flight controllers for five hours in their hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-40, as the team entered its final phase of testing the Dragon capsule. The SpaceX launch is part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services partnership with U.S. industry. Originally posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Launch Date: Monday, April 30th + Time: 11:22am CDT Mission: SpaceX Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9/Dragon Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40 .
.Description: The Falcon 9 Rocket will launch the Dragon Capsule to the International Space Station. Pending completion of final safety reviews, testing and verification, NASA has agreed to allow SpaceX to send its Dragon Spacecraft to rendezvous with the station in a single flight.