This Sunday the launch of the Crew Dragon capsule by NASA and SpaceX (from mega-billionaire Elon Musk, who by the way already has his own Tequila), and of course you can follow this historic and impressive event live thanks to the blessed technology and the YouTube channel of the aforementioned company.
We are talking about the so-called Crew-1 mission, which aims to send four astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule bound for the International Space Station with the help of the Falcon 9 rocket, after the successful trip that Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will perform in late May.
And just like the mission starring Behnken and Hurley, the launch of the Crew Dragon this Sunday was scheduled for yesterday, but the weather conditions They prevented the launch and that is why we will be able to witness it this Sunday, November 15.
All systems are go for tonight’s launch at 7:27 pm EST of Crew Dragon’s first operational mission with four astronauts on board. Teams are keeping an eye on weather conditions for liftoff, which are currently 50% favorable → https://t.co/bJFjLCzWdK pic.twitter.com/GTpvVAiLkK
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 15, 2020
According to information from ., on board the Crew Dragon NASA astronaut will travel Shannon walker, along with two male colleagues, Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover. The fourth astronaut to be fired into space this Sunday is the Japanese Soichi noguchi. All of them they will be received on the International Space Station by Kate Rubins (also from NASA), and the Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.
The first launch of SpaceX and NASA
It was on May 30 when, after a failed attempt, SpaceX and NASA finally completed the first commercial launch into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida. But as we said before, that occasion was with two men on board and now there will be four.
That mission It was concluded on August 2 when the capsule successfully returned to land in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. “Welcome back to planet Earth and thank you for flying with SpaceX,” was the message Behnken and Hurley received after little more than two months in space.
SpaceX capsule successfully returned to Earth in Gulf of Mexico waters
But hey, without further ado, We leave you here the transmission to follow live the countdown of this wonderful launch by NASA and SpaceX…
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