NASA has announced that it is preparing to launch the Crew Dragon on a new manned flight towards the International Space Station.
A statement issued by the agency said, “NASA and SpaceX have decided that the launch of the Crew Dragon on a manned flight towards the International Space Station will be on November 14, at 19:49 EST (November 15 3:49 Moscow time).”
According to the statement, the launch of the vehicle will take place from Cape Canaveral in Florida, and a “Falcon-9” missile will be used to launch it from the American company “SpaceX”.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 12, 2020
The spacecraft is supposed to carry US astronauts, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker to the International Space Station, as well as the Japanese astronaut, Soichi Noguchi.
NASA launched the Crew Dragon on its first manned flight to the space station last May and transported the spacecraft to the station at the time, the US astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Pinken.