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Technology Nasa gives the green light to SpaceX's first manned flight on May 27

02:51  23 may  2020
02:51  23 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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NASA said Friday that it has given the green light to next week' s launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel -- the first crewed space flight to leave from US soil in nine "The Flight Readiness Review has concluded! NASA ' s SpaceX Crew Dragon mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff

NASA officials gave the go-ahead on Friday for SpaceX and the agency to continue preparations for a historic liftoff of two astronauts on a rocket NASA considers next week’ s mission a demonstration to test and verify the spacecraft’ s capabilities. If all goes as planned, the first operational flight of a

  La Nasa donne son feu vert au premier vol habité de SpaceX le 27 mai © Supplied by Le Point

"The SpaceX Crew Dragon mission of the Nasa has the green light for the launch." NASA announced Friday that it has agreed to the launch next Wednesday of two American astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket, which will be the first American manned flight since 2011. Senior officials of the American space agency and the company of Elon Musk had been meeting since Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, to check that everything was ready and safe for the mission.

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will take off on May 27 at 4:33 p.m. (8:33 p.m. GMT) aboard a Crew Dragon capsule, heading for the International Space Station (ISS), where they will moor the next day. It will be the first 100% American manned mission since the end of the space shuttles in 2011 after 30 years of service. Since then, only the Russians had had a means of space transportation and dozens of American astronauts (and other countries) learned Russian and traveled aboard Soyuz rockets, departing from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, to go to the station, which has been permanently occupied since 2000 by Americans and Russians.

How To Watch The Historic SpaceX Launch Online & On TV – Update

  How To Watch The Historic SpaceX Launch Online & On TV – Update UPDATED with scrubbed Wednesday launch, Saturday retry: SpaceX’s launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station with a pair of NASA astronauts aboard the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft was postponed Wednesday due to weather concerns. Elon Musk’s space company was eyeing a liftoff window that opened Wednesday at 4:33 PM ET/1:33 PM PT at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. It will now try for its second instantaneous window on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 PM ET. Livestream coverage begins at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT. When the launch does happen for Crew Dragon’s demo mission (its second) to the space station, it will mark the first U.S.

A SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the International Space Station on May 27 , NASA announced on Friday, the " On May 27 , @ NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!" Jim Bridenstine, head of the National Aeronautics and

SpaceX and NASA are targeting May 27 for the first launch of American astronauts into orbit from U. S . soil in nine years. They'll fly on a Crew Dragon NASA picked SpaceX and Boeing as its space taxi providers in 2014, initially awarding .6 billion to SpaceX and .2 billion to Boeing to develop the

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Restoring independent access to space in the United States

NASA has funded since the presidency of Barack Obama SpaceX ($ 3.1 billion) contracts) and separately Boeing (4.9 billion) in order to give the United States independent access to space. The program was originally scheduled to take over from the shuttles in 2015. A delay that Neil Armstrong, the first man to have walked on the Moon, already deemed in 2010 “humiliating and unacceptable? " In the end, the hole will have lasted almost nine years - provided that the SpaceX flight goes well.

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have been training for five years on the Crew Dragon capsule, during ultramodern Apollo capsules of the 1960s. Inside, everything is controlled by touch screens. Like Apollo, Crew Dragon will return to land on Earth. The SpaceX and Boeing companies will each have to make six trips by four astronauts to the ISS in the coming years, not counting the demonstration mission.

Despite Corona warning - space fans flock to Cape Canaveral for rocket launch

 Despite Corona warning - space fans flock to Cape Canaveral for rocket launch © Bill INGALLS Contrary to NASA's recommendations, many space fans have come to closely observe the first launch of a manned SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday . Contrary to NASA's recommendations, many space fans traveled to Cape Canaveral to closely follow the first launch of a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) with a manned capsule. "The sheriff said everyone should come.

NASA ' S first "all American' astronaut spaceflight due to take place next week could be cancelled at A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will liftoff from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on May 27 Credit The Air Force' s 45th Weather Squadron will analyse the forecast and give either a red or green light

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/ NASA ). NASA is ready to virtually host thousands of excited people for America' s first launch of astronauts from United The agency will host a "Launch America" social event in the coming days to give members of the public a behind-the-scenes look at the SpaceX

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satellite fleet should be feared If SpaceX, founded in 2002 by then millionaire Elon Musk (he is now a billionaire), succeeded in this mission, called Demo-2 to Following Demo-1, which went off without incident in March 2019 with a mannequin on board, it would become the first private company in space history to have transported astronauts to the ISS.

Russia's space agency Roskosmos congratulated the private US space company SpaceX on the successful launch of a manned rocket into space. "I would like to greet our American colleagues," said Roskosmos chief Sergei Krikalev in e .
. Russia's space agency Roskosmos congratulated the private US space company SpaceX on the successful launch of a manned rocket into space. "I would like to greet our American colleagues," said Roskosmos boss Sergei Krikalev in a video message on Twitter in the short message service. The success of the US mission would open up new opportunities that would benefit the entire international space program.

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