SpaceX company will make history today, and its Crew-1 spacecraft will be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:27 p.m. While SpaceX have sent astronauts into space, it is only a test mission, and today's launch will mark the first time NASA and SpaceX have completed a "contract and SpaceX.It will be that after the retirement of the space shuttle fleet, the United States will use its own strength to send astronauts into space and directly enter the international space station from the United States.
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Assuming the weather remains the same, the Crew-1 spacecraft will launch on Falcon 9 at 7.27 p.m. The first test flight, completed in May, was a necessary condition for the spacecraft to be certified by NASA.
On the first test flight, the manned dragon-ship stayed on the International Space Station for 63 days after sending astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. At the end of the stay, it returned to Earth, successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico in August, and today's space capsule is called
The facility responsible for the launch is located in brewad County, where up to 500000 people are expected to be present to watch the launch in person. NASA didn't stop people from coming to watch the launch, but encouraged them to wear masks and keep social distance. After the launch, the astronauts will spend 27 hours on the international space station.
The launch, originally scheduled for Saturday, would have taken less time to the space station if it had been launched as originally planned. SpaceX will recycle the reusable booster and intends to use it in the crew-2 mission next spring.