Spacex Launch The most famous astronauts after the from Apollo XI
H oy is an important day for NASA ] … and for SpaceX the aerospace company of Elon Musk that collaborates closely with the American space agency in its new phase of exploration. After almost a decade, two American cosmonauts will return to space in an American ship although their journey will start … in a Tesla .
Tonight, at 10:33 pm a rocket SpaceX Falcon 9 (capable, incidentally, of returning to Earth after launch) taking off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on board. His mission, baptized Demo-2 will consist of arriving in the capsule Crew Dragon -of American manufacture- to the international space station (ISS) to carry out different scientific activities.
But before the takeoff of this very special mission (the expectation in the United States is maximum) Behnken and Hurley will arrive on the platform of launch, of course, in a Tesla also owned by Elon Musk.
A Model X will be in charge of driving – never better said – the two NASA members towards a launch that is also historical because for the first time the American Space Agency launches a mission with a private company as a partner . The Falcon rear doors of the electric SUV will facilitate the entry and exit of astronauts, although their ultramodern space suits are much less cumbersome than those of the famous Apollo missions or travel of the Space Shuttle .
The duration of Demo-2 is undetermined, although the capsule may remain at It orbits for 110 days on the ISS (when its development is complete it will extend to 210). When the tests and experiments on the Crew Dragon are completed, Behnken and Hurley will return to the pod – which accommodates seven passengers, some of whom may be future civilian travelers – to Earth … And surely another Tesla will be there to welcome you .
Good flight … (you can follow the launch on NASA's Youtube channel)
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