On , SpaceX will launch a crewed mission, known as Crew Dragon Demo-2, to the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will be on board the spacecraft as it docks autonomously to the Station. Shortly before Crew Dragon heads back to Earth, robotics controllers on the ground will use Canadarm2's cameras to inspect the exterior of the capsule.
Following a successful uncrewed test flight to the ISS in , this crewed mission aboard a commercially supplied vehicle is a major milestone in NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Live coverage of launch (, 11:00 a.m. ET), docking (, 10:29 a.m. ET), as well as hatch opening and welcoming ceremony (, 12:45 p.m. ET) will be available on NASA TV.
The ISS will be visible above Canada on the evening of . The graphic below lists local viewing times. Using binoculars or a small telescope, it may be possible to view the Crew Dragon ship trailing the Station.
Text version of the local times when the Station will be visible
See the ISS fly over Canada on
|Vancouver||9:54 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Victoria||9:54 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Calgary||10:56 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Edmonton||10:56 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Regina||10:58 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Saskatoon||10:58 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Winnipeg||10:21 p.m. to 10:27 p.m.|
|Toronto||9:48 p.m. to 9:54 p.m.|
|Ottawa||9:48 p.m. to 9:54 p.m.|
|Montreal||9:49 p.m. to 9:54 p.m.|
|Quebec City||9:49 p.m. to 9:54 p.m.|
|Fredericton||10:50 p.m. to 10:54 p.m.|
|St. John's||9:45 p.m. to 9:52 p.m.|
|Charlottetown||10:51 p.m. to 10:54 p.m.|
|Halifax||10:51 p.m. to 10:54 p.m.|