We’re a couple of weeks clear of the first uncrewed Demo-1 flight test to the Space Station, however NASA and SpaceX have driven the challenge again reasonably. According to a put up from the Commercial Crew Program, switching the date again ten days from January seventh to January 17th will permit time for the Dragon capsule to go back from its 16th ISS provide run (in case you are fast, you’ll be able to catch the spacecraft docking reside this morning, two days after it introduced). Its pageant, Boeing’s Starliner, is scheduled for a test in March.
Getting this test achieved to collect knowledge and test the in-flight abort serve as forward of a flight with the Crew Dragon capsule that carries astronauts onboard is important, as Commercial Crew Program supervisor Kathy Lueders stated “The upcoming steps before the test missions are critical, and their importance can’t be understated. We are not driven by dates, but by data. Ultimately, we’ll fly SpaceX Demo-1 at the right time, so we get the right data back to support the in-flight abort test and the next test flight when our astronauts are aboard.”