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Dragon crew runs through launch day dress rehearsal

Posted On: 23 May 2020   |   Posted By: Spaceflight Now

Dragon crew runs through launch day dress rehearsal

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken donned their SpaceX-made launch and entry flight suits Saturday and rode to pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in a final dress rehearsal before launch day.
They rode in a Tesla SUV with the license plate “ISSBND” - noting the crew's destination of the International Space Station.
The two NASA astronauts - each a veteran of two space shuttle flights - departed crew quarters at Kennedy's Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building a little before 1:30 p.m. EDT Saturday.
After a 20-minute drive to the launch pad, Hurley and Behnken rode an elevator to the 265-foot-level of the seaside complex, walked across the 50-foot crew access arm, and boarded SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The strapped into their seats and performed their initial spacecraft fit checks, following the same timeline as launch day.
Dragon astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are riding a Tesla Model X to launch pad 39A, where they will strap into the Crew Dragon spacecraft for today's...

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