On May 26, according to media reports, NASA and SpaceX announced that they had officially completed their final flight inspections. It was the first manned mission to be carried out on the U.S. mainland since NASA’s space shuttle was decommissioned in 2011.
The launch will take place on May 27, the first time the United States has launched a manned rocket in nine years. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will take spaceX’s Dragon manned spacecraft aboard the Falcon 9 rocket for a long stay on the Demo-2 mission on the International Space Station.
To complete the mission, NASA, with the help of SpaceX, has unveiled a new spacesuit for U.S. astronauts for the first time. SpaceX says the new spacesuit is more compact and cool when it comes to safety. In addition, the color matching of the new spacesuit has absorbed Musk’s opinion because he is a science fiction enthusiast.
The mission is also significant for SpaceX, which will mark the first attempt by a private company to put astronauts into orbit.