SpaceX gives the class of 2020 the chance to submit photos ahead of the Crew Dragon-2 mission. The stakes are high – Those who submit their photos in time will have access to a fantastic way of celebrating their graduation.
SpaceX officials stated:
To celebrate the class of 2020 — from kindergarten to graduate school — SpaceX and NASA are inviting students from around the world to submit their photo to fly on America’s first human spaceflight in nearly a decade.
Who Can Participate?
Anybody who has already graduated or will graduate this year can submit their pictures, which will be part of a mosaic image of Earth aboard the upcoming Crew Dragon mission.
SpaceX accepts pictures that are sent by the date of May 20.
The Crew Demo-2 will launch one week later, on May 27 from Launch complex 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be the first passengers of a Crew Dragon mission that will ultimately dock to the International Space Station (ISS).
For almost a decade, the mission will be the first time when American astronauts will fly aboard an American rocket from American soil.
We say almost a decade because the Space Shuttle was retired back in 2011. Since then, astronauts have flown to the ISS only via Soyuz rockets.
To commemorate such a milestone, NASA has revived the signature “worm” logo, which can be observed on the side of the Falcon 9.
The two crew members are under pre-flight quarantine to ensure that they will be safe and sound to proceed through the mission. It’s crucial to take all possible measures to avoid carrying any disease aboard the ISS.