Why the SpaceX NASA Mission is a Landmark For Astronaut Spaceflight
(Video Above) Not only is this the first time a commercial company is sending people into space, it is also the first crewed mission to the International Space Station to be launched from American soil in 9 years since the Space Shuttle was decommissioned. On the 27th of May SpaceX will make spaceflight history by being the first commercial company to transport humans to the ISS on a Falcon9 rocket in the SpaceX Dragon Crew spacecraft. This is the beginning of commercial spaceflight and potentially the beginning of space tourism.
Mission Update: NASA and SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
(Video Below) One day prior to NASA’s mission with SpaceX to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft, officials will talk about the mission live from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, and astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Nicole Mann will be on hand to talk about the upcoming mission to fly astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the orbiting laboratory.
Teams are targeting 4:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 27, for the launch of the mission, which will be the first time a commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft will carry humans to the space station. Learn more by visiting https://www.nasa.gov/launchamerica/