SpaceX’s manned Dragon spacecraft has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch,media reported. NASA is expected to launch a commercial manned program in the hope of speeding up the development and testing of manned spacecraft. To achieve this goal, the agency also hired SpaceX and Boeing to build hardware that can safely and reliably transport humans into space.
Earlier, Boeing was the most likely company to win the first prize, and its Starliner spacecraft is expected to be completed before SpaceX’s manned Dragon spacecraft. Yet as you can see, after a difficult few years, SpaceX has been the front-runner to deliver on its promises to NASA. So far, Starliner’s only ISS demonstration has failed.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is believed to have been launched at 4:33 p.m. EST on May 27. If all goes well, it will dock with the International Space Station shortly after launch.
It’s worth noting that although NASA astronauts will be involved in the mission, it is still considered a demonstration mission. SpaceX must prove that its spacecraft is safe and functional, and any problems that arise during mission son-in-law are sure to appear on the company’s to-do list.
For now, NASA is not sure how long the crew will stay on the space station after arriving on the spacecraft. But one thing is certain, the manned Dragon spacecraft must pass final tests to ensure the safe return of astronauts to Earth.
If all of this happens, NASA will sign the manned Dragon spacecraft and begin using it to begin a human-to-human mission to the International Space Station.