Company SpaceX conducted a successful test of the launch vehicle Falcon 9, which next week will launch a manned spacecraft Crew Dragon to the International space station. The company said on Twitter.
It is traditional on the eve of all launches ground starting the engines for a short time. It was on the launch pad of the spaceport at Cape Canaveral, where he had installed the rocket, RIA Novosti reported. Earlier it was reported that Saturday will be a dress rehearsal for launch, and on Monday will take a final decision on flight readiness.
Recall that the start of Crew Dragon astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Bencini scheduled for may 27. The next day’s planned docking with the International space station. On the timing of the astronauts in orbit have not yet been reported.
Static fire of the Falcon 9 complete – targeting Wednesday, May 27 at 4:33 p.m. EDT for Crew Dragon’s launch to the @Space_Station with @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug on board → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK pic.twitter.com/bhcTq4jxAr