NASA Releases Animation of Upcoming SpaceX Demo-2 Mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket prior to the Demo-1 mission in 2019.  A similar spacecraft is scheduled to launch in May 2020 carrying astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket prior to the Demo-1 mission in 2019. A similar spacecraft is scheduled to launch in May 2020 carrying astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

Ahead of this month's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, NASA and SpaceX have released a three-minute animated video showcasing the pre-launch, launch and splashdown phases of this historic flight.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine introduces the astronauts selected to fly on SpaceX's first two crewed flights; from left: Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken (Demo 2), Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover (USCV-1).  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

Demo-2 is currently scheduled to launch at 4:33pm EDT on May 27, 2020, from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.  Full coverage of the mission will be carried live on NASA TV and via NASA's social media channels as well.