SpaceX launches 4 astronauts on first operational mission to space

The next crewed mission is expected to blast off at the end of March 2021, carrying one European, one Japanese and two American crew members.

Avatar Written by November 16, 2020 08:52

United States: NASA and SpaceX launched the first operational commercial crew mission with four astronauts on board to International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Early Monday, the nine engines of the private company’s Falcon 9 rocket arced over the Atlantic Ocean. The four astronauts on this flight are Michael S Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor J Glover of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut.

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