SpaceX has postponed the first flight Crew Dragon until 2 March

SpaceX and NASA have set a new target date for the first test flight Crew Dragon: March 2. It was assumed that the capsule will fly over Falcon 9 rocket and headed to the ISS for the first time on January 7, but the partners since the launch transferred twice. None of them did not give an explanation delays - after all, it is quite common in the missile launches - but Florida Today offered a possible explanation: perhaps the first test flight of the capsule was shifted 35-day stop US government.

SpaceX has postponed the first flight Crew Dragon until 2 March

when the flight Crew Dragon?

Crew Dragon will travel to the ISS for two weeks, to show that it can safely deliver astronauts to the station. Of course, the capsule will not carry passengers, while people as a demonstration flight is designed to test the capsule of equipment, validation and training ground controllers and mission leaders. In April, Boeing plans to launch a similar test flight for its crew capsule CST-100 Starliner.

Targeting March 2 for Crew Dragon's first flight to the @Space_Station

- SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 6, 2019

If all goes well and the flight goes well, SpaceX will conduct the first manned mission capsules in July 2019, a month later than originally planned. NASA hopes to get certificates and Crew Dragon Starliner for delivering astronauts to the ISS at the end of this year. When this happens, the agency will be able to finally return manned missions to American soil and cease to rely on the Russian "Soyuz".

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