Live: SpaceX Crew Demo-1 Mission

Mission details:
Mission – Crew Demo-1
Launch date – March 2, 2019
Launch time – 07:49 UTC (02:49 EST) – live broadcast will begin 50 minutes before liftoff
Vehicle – Falcon 9
Payload – Demo-1 Crew Dragon
Launch siteLaunch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center

Flight sequence:
00:00 – Falcon 9 liftoff
00:58 – Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
02:35 – 1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
02:38 – 1st and 2nd stages separate
02:42 – 2nd stage engine starts
07:48 – 1st stage entry burn
08:59 – 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)
09:24 – 1st stage landing burn
09:52 – 1st stage landing
11:00 – Dragon separates from 2nd stage

ISS docking – Crew Dragon will dock with the International Space Station autonomously on Sunday, March 3 at approximately 11:00 UTC (06:00 EST). In addition to the test dummy, Ripley, the spacecraft will carry 180 kilograms (400 pounds) of supplies and equipment.

Crew Dragon departure – The Demo-1 Crew Dragon will remain docked with the ISS for a 5-day stay. On Friday, March 8 at approximately 7:30 UTC (2:30 EST) the spacecraft will autonomously undock and conduct a deorbit burn. It is expected to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean around 35 to 40 minutes later.

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