The U.S. space exploration technology company SpaceX Dragon Spaceship (Crew Dragon), which carries four astronauts, was launched at 19:27 local time Tuesday night
After SpaceX's first manned flight on May 31 this year, this is the second manned launch of the Dragon spaceshipSpaceX commercial spacecraft is the first commercial manned space mission after NASA certification.
And the launch was the first NASA to use private commercial spacecraft to transport astronauts into established orbitThe commercial space age of the United States began.
Four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft were Michael
SpaceX successfully retrieved the Falcon 9's first stage booster after it lifted off from Florida and is scheduled to launch next year's crew-2 mission.
The dragon capsule, which was used for this mission, was separated from the second stage of Falcon 9 10 minutes after ignition,It will fly in orbit for 27 hours before docking with the international space station, which is expected to take place at 11 p.m. EST on Monday(12:00 on Tuesday, Beijing time).
As the mission is expected to last 180 days, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will deliver astronauts back to Earth in June 2021.
It is reported that the SpaceX manned dragon spacecraft system, including the Falcon 9 rocket and related ground systems, is the first new spacecraft in the United States to obtain NASA certification and regularly carry astronauts for flight nearly 40 years ago. Longfei can deliver goods or carry people. It has completed 22 round-trip missions to the international space station.
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