Today it seems that if the weather is good to make it a historic day for SpaceX and the space age, it is that together with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), today the first manned mission of the company with its Capsule Crew Dragon. In addition, it is also the first manned mission of a private company. The purpose of this trip is to take NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS) where they will stay for up to 16 weeks.
This capsule, in which more than 3.1 billion dollars have been invested and 6 years of development, will be propelled into space by means of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, which should return to the healthy ground and except to be reused in a future release.
This mission will take place in just over half an hour, and as expected by SpaceX, we will be able to see the launch live, in addition to the deployment of the ship and the return of the rocket. If all goes well, tomorrow afternoon the Crew Dragon should dock with the ISS.