NASA and SpaceX Will Soon Send Humans Into Space
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Did you know that NASA has not sent humans into space from American soil in nearly a decade? Well, that's all about to change.
If all goes well, NASA and SpaceX will be sending a crewed mission next month to the International Space Station (ISS).
"On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!" Jim Bridenstine, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, announced in a tweet.
This is exciting news as the U.S. has been reliant on Russian Soyuz rockets to send American astronauts to the ISS since July of 2011.
The crewed mission will see astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fly to the orbital station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft. They are set to lift off at 16:32 local time from launch pad 39A.
NASA and SpaceX have been working together a long time to achieve this lofty goal and they are continuing with their planned mission despite the coronavirus crisis. They are also constantly working on more advanced tech such as the ability to refuel spacecraft while in orbit.
It can be indeed said that NASA and SpaceX are proof of the many wonders that can be achieved when great minds come together.