SpaceX crew flight could pave the way for commercial space flights, NASA commander says
On Sunday, NASA, in collaboration with SpaceX, will launch what is known as Crew-1 into space. This will be the first fully-staffed and operational commercial mission to the International Space Station. First off, it’s good for NASA because we need to get up and down to the International Space Station,” Fincke said. “This also is really good because this is a capsule SpaceX rocket. RELATED: SpaceX crew flight delayed until Sunday; Musk gets mixed COVID-19 results
NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch
(SpaceX via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Its back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. aboard a retro-style Right Stuff capsule. SpaceXs Dragon crew capsule outshines NASAs old Apollo spacecraft in virtually every way. This fresh take on a vintage look will be on full display Wednesday when SpaceX plans to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station a first for a private company. Russias workhorse Soyuz capsules, still in use after a half-century plus, have kept NASA astronauts flying to the space station. A test dummy soloed on last years Dragon crew capsule debut.