Nasa and SpaceX are planning to conduct their next manned space mission in September, following the dragon’s first manned test flight in May, the U.S. daily reported Thursday. On May 31, local time, the first commercial manned flight of the United States successfully completed the docking of the spacecraft with the International Space Station, two U.S. astronauts successfully entered the space station. Pictured is astronauts on board the Dragon spacecraft and space station astronauts.
NASA announced this week that three U.S. astronauts, Glover, Hopkins and Walker, will join Nasa astronaut Noguchi on a mission to the International Space Station.
The mission, called Crew-1, will be the first official flight of the Dragon spacecraft’s capsule, scheduled for launch from SpaceX’s Florida launch site on September 14.
The Dragon spacecraft was reportedly developed by SpaceX to send NASA astronauts and tourists to the International Space Station.
During the launch mission at the end of May, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched, sending the Dragon spacecraft carrying two American astronauts to the International Space Station. The two astronauts are expected to return to Earth from space on August 2.
Technically, the May launch was a test mission, and NASA will wait until the Dragon spacecraft safely brings the two astronauts back before it is certified to be a successful mission to the manned capsule. At that time, the September launch mission will be officially approved.