If all goes right, this weekend is set to be a historic one- not just for Elon Musk, but for the entire US nation. Their historic launch previously scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled due to inclement weather. Here are some quick, interesting facts:
NASA is working in cooperation with a private company (SpaceX), meaning the expedition is not government funded, as previous space expeditions were
The takeoff is scheduled from NASA's historic Kennedy Space Center for May 30 at 3:22PM ET, with a SpaceX Rocket.
This will be the first time in nearly a decade astronauts have launched from American Soil. Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were seen wearing new, sleek spacesuits.
SpaceX spent the last six years getting to this point, after many failed tests, the time has come for them to send off two astronauts on their first manned mission
Last year, the company did a full dress rehearsal, successfully launching the Crew Dragon to the station without a crew on board. The company also tested the capsule’s emergency escape system, confirming that the Crew Dragon can carry people to safety if something goes wrong during the launch. (Source: The Virge)
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