The first SpaceX and NASA mission with astronauts. Countdown to the launch of the Crew Dragon shuttle (Live)
Today we are witnessing a historic moment. In less than an hour, SpaceX and NASA will send two astronauts into space from the Florida launch base. Into the shuttle Crew Dragon, which was developed by SpaceX, are astronauts Douglas G. Hurley and Robert L. Behnken. Crew Dragon is the first private space shuttle ever built.
They will take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the direction of the International Space Station. If all goes well, the take-off will be at 23:33.
This would be the first joint mission of SpaceX and NASA, being the first mission with humans. The important thing is for the weather to remain favorable, although it is not currently the brightest in Florida. Let's hope that there will be no disruptive factors and that we can witness this launch for the first time.
Today's event marks another important moment for the United States. After 9 years, the missions with human crew from the American territory are resumed.