Flying again? NASA and SpaceX plan to send four more astronauts into space in September

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 Flying again? NASA and SpaceX plan to send four more astronauts into space in September


On May 31, local time, the first commercial manned trial flight of the United States successfully completed the docking of the spacecraft with the international space station, and two American astronauts successfully entered the space station. The picture shows the astronauts on the Dragon spacecraft and the astronauts on the space station.

NASA announced this week that three U.S. astronauts Glover, Hopkins and Walker will join hands with Japanese aerospace research and Development Agency (JAXA) astronaut tsuichi Noguchi on their mission to the international space station.

The crew-1 mission, the first official flight of the dragon capsule, is scheduled to take off from SpaceXs Florida launch site no earlier than September 14.

According to reports, the dragon spacecraft was developed by SpaceX to send NASA astronauts and tourists to the international space station.

During the launch mission at the end of May, the Falcon 9 rocket built by SpaceX was successfully launched, sending the dragon spaceship carrying two American astronauts to the international space station. The two astronauts are expected to return from space on August 2.

Technically speaking, the launch in May is a test mission. NASA will not verify the successful completion of the manned capsule mission until the Dragon spacecraft safely brings back two astronauts. By then, the launch mission in September will be officially approved.

Source: Zhang Zutao, editor in charge of China News Network_ NT5054