Launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft – LIVE 0700 GMT – successful lift-off the first of its kind
Coverage of the Launch of the SpaceX/Crew Dragon Spacecraft. It’s part of the Commercial Crew Program’s Demonstration Mission-1. The launch scheduled at 2:49 a.m. EST. 07:29 GMT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is ready for its debut flight on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket. Designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. It is a first-of-its-kind test mission of a commercially-built and operated American spacecraft and rocket designed for humans.
The Demo-1 ; flight test, targeted to launch March 2. Spacecraft will demonstrate the company’s ability to safely launch crew to the space station and return them home.
A little more than two years after the end of the Space Shuttle Program, SpaceX and Orbital ATK began successfully resupplying the space station. The craft is loaded up with cargo and launched from the United States.
NASA awarded contracts to Orbital ATK and SpaceX to deliver at least 20 metric tons of cargo to the orbiting laboratory.
Is this an amazing step forward in space missions? It sounds exciting. Let us know what you think. It has been described as a Star Wars effect. Drop by our comment box and leave your views. We would love to hear from you
images: NASA/Joel Kowsky
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