Now SpaceX can go-ahead with the human spaceflight program as it got the green signal form NASA.
The approval cleared a key hurdle for SpaceX in its quest to help NASA revive America’s human spaceflight program, stalled since space shuttle missions came to an end in 2011.
The SpaceX also signed an agreement with NASA of USD 2.6 billion along with the rival Boeing Co which got a deal of 4.2 billion.
“Following a full day of briefings and discussion, NASA and SpaceX are proceeding with plans to conduct the first uncrewed test flight of the Crew Dragon on a mission to the International Space Station,” NASA said in a statement announcing its decision.
NASA has been seized the space shuttle mission from 2011 and then invited the private investments in the space mission.
Thus billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company can now conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International Space Station on March 2.