SpaceX Demo-2 launch date: When will SpaceX launch NASA astronauts to the ISS?

Mr Hurley will be joined by Space Shuttle veteran Benhken.

Selected for duty in 2000, the astronaut flew on flights STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 February 2010.

He performed three spacewalks on each mission.

Now, he will be responsible for rendezvous, docking and undocking activities during the test flight.

Before joining NASA, Mr Hurley was a fighter pilot in the US Marine Corps.

On May 27, a Falcon 9 rocket will accelerate the two astronauts to speeds of about 17,000mph.

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