SpaceX makes history as it's first private company sending astronauts into orbit

SpaceX makes history as it's first private company sending astronauts into orbit”

The Crew Dragon's passengers - NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley - are set to begin an extended stay on board the ISS that could last up to four months.

The trophy in question is an American flag that flew on the first space shuttle mission.

As far as developing space tech is concerned, SpaceX has already taken the lead on this front; by relying on reusable launch rocket technology, the company can send missions to space at a fraction of the cost state-sponsored agencies could in the past.

"I understand it's going to be sort of like a capture-the-flag moment here for commercial spaceflight. It really does change you for the better", Hurley said.

NASA astronauts (from left) Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley and Chris Cassidy appear on Nasdaq's large television screen above Times Square in NY on June 2, 2020.

The Expedition 63 team has actually grown to 5 participants along with the appearance of the SpaceX Crew Dragon.

Others claimed that they saw more than one UFO during the launch.

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"The race isn't over until it's over", Behnken told reporters ahead of the launch.

According to a report by the Verge, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew capsule has been in development for years in preparation for commercial space flights, and despite several glitches that keep delaying their first attempt, the future of human travel to space might soon take a whole new shift. After the 2003 accident, in which India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla was among those killed, the USA government chose to close the Space Shuttle programme.

It additionally marked the primary time that commercially developed area autos - owned and operated by a non-public entity moderately than NASA - have carried Americans into orbit. Boeing had received about $US4.8 billion with of contracts.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, thousands jammed surrounding beaches, bridges and towns as SpaceX ended a nine-year launch drought for NASA.

In a 2003 Forbes interview where he was dubbed as "Rocket Man", Musk speaks with clear excitement and determination about his plans to test whether the space is a good place to create a livable environment or not.

So SpaceX accomplished its crewed launch first. The automated docking capability of the Crew Dragon is a significant upgrade for the space vehicle since its predecessor, SpaceX's cargo Dragon, didn't have the feature when it arrived at the ISS to deliver food and other supplies.

The latest mission will dramatically transform the dynamics of space enterprise.

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