SpaceX Astronaut Launch: Cape Canaveral, Florida | May 30th, 2020
For the first time since 2011, the launch of a rocket with American astronauts took place in the United States
The United States resumed its launch of astronauts into space on Saturday, almost ten years after the last launch of astronauts from American soil..
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken flew into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in a SpaceX rocket. Rocket manufacturer – California-based SpaceX Aerospace, owned by billionaire Elon Musk.
Hurley and Behnken are expected to orbit Earth for about 19 hours before SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket docks with the ISS..
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence watched the SpaceX launch at the launch site. In total, according to NASA estimates, more than three million Americans were able to follow, being in the area of the cosmodrome, this historic space launch..
The first launch attempt, scheduled for Wednesday 27 May, was delayed due to stormy weather.
SpaceX’s rocket will deliver the Crew Dragon capsule with American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
The last time a rocket was launched with American astronauts took place in 2011.. Then NASA announced the termination of flights under the Space Shuttle program, which forced the United States to turn to the services of Roscosmos to deliver astronauts aboard the ISS..
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