Making preparations: SpaceX transported the Crew Dragon to the launch pad in Florida

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Activities prior to the release continues at a good pace at the Kennedy Space Center of NASA in Florida. The teams prepare for the upcoming takeoff of the Crew Dragon capsule that will take astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station.

The SpaceX spacecraft is scheduled to launch on May 27 at 3:33 p.m. m . (Peruvian time), this mission marks the first astronaut flight fully organized by the United States since the last launch of the space shuttle on July 8, 2011. The crew ship, Crew Dragon, was transported by road from the fueling facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to platform 39A . The spacecraft filled its thrusters with hypergolic hydrazine and tetroxide for the exhaust engines .

The Falcon 9 rocket will be in charge of propelling the Crew Dragon to the ISS, and it is already inside the hangar in the southern part of the launch pad , the same complex where the Apollo lunar missions and space shuttles were launched. This SpaceX mission will be key to ensuring that its end-to-end flight system is certified for regular NASA crew flights to the International Space Station.