Additionally, support teams will be staged just as they would be for future crewed missions.
Saturday morning’s planned Falcon 9 launch will follow a trajectory that will mimic a crew dragon mission to the ISS, but SpaceX will trigger a launch escape around one minute and 30 seconds into the unoccupied flight.
A successful test will set the stage for a crewed mission to the station later this year.
Both SpaceX and Boeing are working toward restoring NASA's capability to launch U.S. astronauts from American soil as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program.
On Friday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that’s a top priority for 2020.
WFTV will have a crew on the Space Coast on Saturday, when the four-hour launch window opens at 8 a.m.