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    Still tracking Feb 23

    This wet dress rehearsal + static fire tests the entire system right up to the point of release, which is locked out.

    The fixed service structure (FSS) tower is getting upgraded anti-corrosion coatings and metal cladding to minimize maintenance. Stripped out all the old Shuttle equipment, they did.

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    And if things go wonky with a crew aboard 8 SuperDraco engines, 16,000 lbf/71,200 N each, pull Crew Dragon to safety.

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    In part ISS scheduling

    Michael Sheetz ✔ @thesheetztweetz
    NASA will announce tomorrow @SpaceX Demo-1 is targeting no earlier than March 2 at 02:45 ET (07:45 UTC) for launch, a source familiar tells me.

    This matches with the operation start date in SpaceXs FCC filing last week: https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/repor...stTimeout=1000
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    Range approved,

    SpaceX ✔ @SpaceX
    Targeting March 2 for Crew Dragon's first flight to the @Space_Station http://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/02/06/
    4:23 PM - Feb 6, 2019

    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1093258801518530560

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    Jeff Foust @jeff_foust
    [NASA Deputy Admin.] Morhard says SpaceX Demo-1 uncrewed test flight still scheduled for March 2. Starliner uncrewed test flight some time in the spring. #CST2019
    5:14 PM - Feb 13, 2019
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