photography/Twitter @latercera United States-SpaceX was determined Saturday, March 2 to fly, this time with his Crew Dragon ship, that has been launched with rocket Falcon 9, also of the co mpania of Elon Musk. This has been the first test flight for this ship designed to carry astronauts to the international space station (ISS, for its acronym in English).
The launch was conducted at 2:49 am on this Saturday (8:49 UK time) from Cape Canaveral, in California (United States). At 3 o’clock the landing of the reusable stage of the Falcon 9 has been seen. This unmanned flight test has been called Demo-1 and aims to demonstrate the company’s Musk’s ability to send crew to the ISS.
With Crew Dragon, NASA says goodbye to the Russian Soyuz and regains control of the launch of its astronauts
with SpaceX to enter the space scene, United States can say goodbye to the Russian Soyuz, that were responsible for sending astronauts from 2011 d (e) to the ISS NASA, sending them into space from Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Now, they regain control of the releases of their own astronauts to the space station.
The ship has taken off without passengers on board and expected that, if all spent as planned, you will reach the ISS for the early Sunday morning according to the schedule of California (on Spanish noon). In addition, the Crew Dragon return to Earth is scheduled for 8 March, time will decrease and will make the entry into the atmosphere with a parachute. The idea is to fall nearly 400 kilometres from Cape Canaveral, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Source: Hypertext @El_Universo_Hoy launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 for Demo-1, the first test flight of the spaceship Crew Dragon. From the historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center of NASA in Florida.
today 2 March #SpaceX #CrewDragon #Iss #Nasa #cielosESA pic.twitter.com/VhY9zLIt1I –MANUEL-™ (@fazelunar) March 2, 2019