SpaceX is preparing to launch a crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station on its first operation flight for NASA on Sunday night.
The Falcon 9 is scheduled for a 7:27 p.m. EST takeoff from Florida’s Brevard County, weather permitting.
The goal is to have Falcon 9 carry four Crew‑1 astronauts in a Crew Dragon capsule. The flight to the ISS is expected to take approximately 27 hours. The capsule will be commanded by Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins and piloted by former Navy test pilot Victor Glover. The crew is rounded out by Johnson Space Center veteran Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. This will be Glover’s first spaceflight.