NASA will attempt to move SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule to make room for the Boeing Starliner on Wednesday morning.
NASA said undocking is scheduled for 6:45 a.m. She will then reinstall the capsule at 7:32 a.m.
The Crew Dragon was used to take NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the second operational flight to the International Space Station as part of the commercial program of the NASA.
Boeing is expected to launch its Starliner capsule atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at the Cape Canaveral space station in Florida on July 30.
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The launch is scheduled for 2:53 pm This will be the second unmanned flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft under the agency’s commercial crew program.
NASA said the spacecraft will carry more than 400 pounds of NASA cargo and crew supplies to the space station and return to Earth with more than 550 pounds of cargo, including reusable tanks from the refill system. Oxygen and Nitrogen (NORS) which provide breathable air to station crew members.
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The unmanned mission will provide valuable data for NASA to certify Boeing’s crew transport system for scheduled flights with astronauts to and from the space station, NASA said.
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