Demo 2 Mission: NASA will launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade

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News: NASA and SpaceX are targeting May 27 for the launch of Demo-2.

Facts:

  • Demo-2 is the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. It is a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
  • The mission envisions sending a crew of two astronauts on a 14-day test mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • The Demo-1 mission was launched in 2019. It was an uncrewed mission.