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Every Friday at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) leading up to the launch of SpaceX's Demo-2 (opens in new tab) mission, Space.com staff writer Chelsea Gohd will go live to discuss the latest mission updates and take questions from social media.
Demo-2 was originally scheduled to launch this past Wednesday (May 27), but bad weather caused the launch to delay to Saturday (May 30) at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT). If the launch is delayed again, it will move to Sunday (May 31) at 3:00 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). Stay tuned to Space.com (opens in new tab)for regular updates on the mission.
This Demo-2 mission will launch veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle. While the spacecraft has successfully flown on an uncrewed test flight, this will be the craft's first crewed flight. This historic launch will also be the first crewed mission to orbit from the United States since NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011.
This week with SpaceX:
- SpaceX Crew Dragon reaches launch pad for historic NASA astronaut launch
- How SpaceX's sleek spacesuit changes astronaut fashion from NASA's shuttle era
- Trump may watch SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch for NASA in person
- Will crowds flock to Florida for SpaceX's historic 1st astronaut launch?
- NASA astronauts arrive at launch site for historic SpaceX test flight
- Lost in space: Before SpaceX can 'capture the flag,' an astronaut had to find it
Related: How SpaceX's Demo-2 mission works in 13 steps (opens in new tab)
In photos: SpaceX's Demo-2 Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts (opens in new tab)
You can watch these weekly update live on Space.com's Facebook page (opens in new tab). If you want to ask a question, you can either ask it live under the live Facebook video or you can ask your question on Space.com's social media pages including Facebook and Twitter (opens in new tab).
- In photos: SpaceX's amazing Crew Dragon in-flight abort test launch
- Take a wild ride with SpaceX in this 'emergency egress' test for Crew Dragon
- SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives at launch site for historic Demo-2 flight
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