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Rocket Launch: TBD January 2019 | Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (UNCREWED)

TBD January 2019 Kennedy Space Center LC-39A Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (UNCREWED)

MISSION

It is time for a new era of space exploration where astronauts once again launch into space from American soil. Under the Commercial Crew Program, NASA and industry partners prepare for the next generation of American spacecraft that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from here, the Space Coast of Florida.

The Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 will launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from America’s multi-user spaceport, Kennedy Space Center. No astronauts will be on board for this demonstration mission, but this is the first launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, a spacecraft that will soon transport astronauts to the International Space Station.

Learn more about the first Commercial Crew Program flight assignments


LAUNCH VIEWING

Currently, no Launch Transportation Tickets are available for this launch. Check back in the upcoming months as launch dates and times are confirmed, and for future launch viewing availability through the visitor complex.


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Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

Image is a likeness of a launch.

In this illustration, a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft approaches the International Space Station for docking.

Rocket Launch: TBD January 2019 | Commercial Crew SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (UNCREWED)

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