Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX technology successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket, bringing the Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
According to the British Reuters news agency, the launch was carried out at 12:27 GMT – 7:27 a.m. Vietnam time, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida (USA).
As expected, 3 US Aerospace Agency (NASA) astronauts including Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will be at the ISS 27 hours after departure. . They will be on a six month mission here.
Previously, on November 10, NASA officially issued a safety certificate for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, allowing the ship to perform scheduled flights.
SpaceX Corporation and Boeing Company have received a total of $ 7 billion to build separate crew transport systems as part of the Commercial Crew program – NASA’s flagship campaign to mobilize private companies. multiplied by ISS missions and limited reliance on Russian Soyuz missiles.