SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard
Kennedy Space Center launch SpaceX two-stage Falcon 9 mission rocket with astronaut Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley
SpaceX rocket launch is a step to a new era of space travel. The two astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were the heads for the International Space Station on Saturday by NASA. This was a first crewed flight in history by a private company.
The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in a cloud of bright orange flame and smoke from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center for the 19-hour voyage to the orbiting space station.
This is the first company founded by Elon Musk to send astronauts into orbit.
“This is a dream come true for me and everyone at SpaceX,” Musk said.
SpaceX said Crew Dragon had successfully entered low orbit and was on the correct trajectory to link up with the space station 250 miles (450 kilometers) above the Earth.
SpaceX liftoff Highlights
- SpaceX is the first private company to launch space missions. He is now the first company than is successfully send NASA astronauts into space orbit.
- NASA has launched astronauts into space 40 years ago at the start of the space shuttle program.
- The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation launches its shuttle after 18 years of Company foundation. Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX.
- The two astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are schedule to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday for a stay of up to four months.
- The astronauts’ voyage, known as Demo-2, is the final major test of SpaceX’s human spaceflight system before Nasa certifies it to fly working missions to the space station.
The Day of SpaceX Mission
The launch on Wednesday canceled due to bad weather conditions. Now on Sunday, it is successfully lift off. President Donald Trump reached to Florida to watch the launch. Trump says “It was a special day” after getting a new success in space missions.
He also speaks, “Today’s launch makes clear the commercial space industry is the future.