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ROSA President Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso is participating at the NASA SpaceX Launch

on 27 May 2020

Update: the launch was postponed until Saturday, 30 May.

At NASA’s invitation, Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), will be attending today’s launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. At 4:33 p.m. EDT (23:33 Romanian time), NASA and SpaceX intend to launch the first commercially-built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

Known as NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, this mission will send NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.

Demo-2 will be SpaceX’s second spaceflight test of its Crew Dragon craft and its first test with astronauts aboard.

This is the final test flight prior to NASA certification and will provide data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, the Crew Dragon and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, and landing operations.

The Falcon 9 rocket will launch from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. You can watch the launch and all prelaunch activities on NASA TV, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.

Image credit: NASA