There is much excitement and anticipation around the world today about the SpaceX launch of the new Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The SpaceX launch today will carry the first astronauts into space from the US since 2011. The combined NASA / SpaceX program will send two astronauts into space to dock with the International Space Station. Robert Behnken will be the joint operations commander for the mission and Douglas Hurley will be the spacecraft commander for Demo-2.
The SpaceX Launch Program – Next steps
SpaceX has sent two astronauts to the International Space Station. So, what now?
An historic SpaceX / NASA space mission is currently in progress. If you witnessed the recent SpaceX launch on NASA TV you will know that NASA and SpaceX, working together, have sent a two-man crew to the International Space Station. They have joined the ISS astronauts on board and will remain on the ISS for the next few weeks.