The next launch is planned on Saturday, at 15:22 Eastern time. NASA TV will start coverage at 11 a.m.
SpaceX reportedly developed the Crew Dragon ship under a contract with NASA, the U.S. aerospace agency. The spacecraft of this series are planned to be used to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station. The first launch of Crew Dragon was made in March 2019; then, the ship successfully reached the ISS in the unmanned mode and returned to Earth.
As we reported before, May 27, SpaceX is to launch a Crew Dragon ship with astronauts aboard to the International Space Station. This launch where people would go the orbit from the United States territory will be the first in nine years.
The goal of the upcoming Crew Dragon mission is to return the orbital launches to the United States, which ceased after the completion of the Space Shuttle reusable spacecraft program. Since then, NASA has been forced to pay Russia to send people into space on Russian Soyuz spacecraft.