Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 318

Crew Dragon SpX-DM2



Patch Crew Dragon SpX-DM2 Patch Dragon Spx-DM2 (SpaceX)

Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  30.05.2020
Launch time:  19:22:45.411 UTC
Launch site:  Cape Canaveral (KSC)
Launch pad:  39-A
Altitude:  417 - 420 km
Inclination:  51.64°
Docking ISS:  31.05.2020, 14:16 UTC
Undocking ISS:  01.08.2020, 23:35 UTC
Landing date:  02.08.2020
Landing time:  18:47:47 UTC
Landing site:  29°47'42.78'' N, 87°31'46.63'' W

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Crew Dragon SpX-DM2

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crew poster

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crew poster

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No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Hurley  Douglas Gerald  SC 3 63d 23h 25m 02s  1024 
2  Behnken  Robert Louis  JOC 3 63d 23h 25m 02s  1024 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Hurley
2  Behnken
Crew Dragon cockpit
1  Hurley
2  Behnken

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1 / 2  Lindgren  Kjell Norwood  SC / JOC
Kjell Lindgren

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Launch vehicle:  Falcon 9 (B1058)
Spacecraft:  Dragon 2 (D2 C206)


Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC). ISS Expedition 63. The first launch attempt, on May 27, 2020 was scrubbed due to unfavorable weather conditions. Crew Dragon Endeavour splashed down 71 km southsouthwest of Pensacola in Florida.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is SpaceX's final test flight of NASA's Commercial Crew Program and will provide data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking and landing operations. The test flight also will provide valuable data toward NASA certifying SpaceX's crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX currently is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission, Crew-1, which would happen after data from this mission is reviewed for NASA's certification.
The Crew Dragon docked to the space station at 14:16 UTC on May 31, 2020. With docking to the International Space Station Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken became Flight Engineers of Expedition 63.

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley contributed more than 100 hours to scientific experiments and participated in numerous public engagement events during their 62 days aboard the station. Robert Behnken conducted four spacewalks with Expedition 63 Commander and NASA colleague Christopher Cassidy to upgrade two power channels on the station's truss with new lithium-ion batteries.


Falcon with Crew Dragon rollout Falcon with Crew Dragon erection
Crew Dragon SpX-DM2 launch Crew Dragon SpX-DM2 approaching ISS
Crew Dragon SpX-dm2 landing Crew Dragon SpX-DM2 recovery
Crew Dragon SpX-DM2 recovery Crew Dragon SpX-DM2 recovery


Last update on October 26, 2020.