Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX is all set to resume the manned space mission soon!
SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched its unmanned Crew Dragon test flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of the new astronaut capsule on a week long round trip to ISS is seen as a revolutionary step towards resuming manned space flights after 8 years break.
The little space capsule was launched with a dummy named ‘Ripley’ on its board to test the efficiency of sending astronauts in a mission planned to launch by July this year.
capsule blasted off aboard the Falcon 9 rocket built by SpaceX at 00:49 a from the Kennedy space center at Cape Canaveral,Florida.The capsule will get docked at the ISS on Sunday and expected to return to Earth on next Friday.
The present mission is aimed at checking the reliability of the space capsule and safety in real life conditions.
The new SpaceX mission also recovered the first stage to the earth landed on a platform 500 km off the Florida coast in the Atlantic.