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American entrepreneur Elon Musk has stated that the world can be proud of the new spacecraft Crew Dragon, created by his company SpaceX. He stated this at a briefing after the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, reports TASS.
“Of course, this launch will resonate with all those who in the soul of the researcher. Myself getting overwhelmed with emotion. We now will have to safely return the astronauts to Earth and make sure that this is repeated again and again”, — said Musk.
May 30 at 22:22 Falcon 9 rocket with the manned spacecraft Crew Dragon kicked off with the 39th launch complex of the Space center named after John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Florida. Launch to the ISS was the second for Crew Dragon and the first passing crew on Board. The docking of the Crew Dragon and the ISS should take place approximately 19 hours after the start.
Since 2011, people are delivered to the ISS only Russian manned spacecraft series “the Union”. The corresponding contract between NASA and Roscosmos, involving the delivery to the ISS, one astronaut $ 90 million, expires in October 2020.
Video, photo All from Russia.