Elon Musks rocket company SpaceX is set to launch its first fully-crewed bound for the International Space Station on Saturday.
Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX is set to launch its first fully-crewed bound for the International Space Station on Saturday.
It is the program’s first six-month routine mission since the United States resumed crewed space flight in May after nine years of reliance on Russia.
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NASA on Tuesday officially certified as safe the Crew Dragon capsule developed for regular astronaut transportation by SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk that carried two astronauts to the ISS in May and back to Earth again in August without major incident.
“I’m extremely proud to say we are returning regular human spaceflight launches to American soil on an American rocket and spacecraft,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said.
The mission, named CREW-1, will deliver four of the seven individuals from Expedition 64 to the ISS: NASA space travelers Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, just as…
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