Elon Musk has made a second attempt to launch a Falcon 9 launch vehicle with a crew of two American astronauts aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon. For you video in Russian!
On May 27, a Falcon 9 launch vehicle with a crew of two American astronauts aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon was to be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida (USA). Due to unfavorable weather conditions. conditions, the event was not canceled, but postponed to May 30.
This is the first in 9 years the launch of a manned spacecraft on the ISS, organized in the United States - earlier the domestic Soyuz acted as a space taxi, and it cost NASA $ 86 million. Ships of the Crew Dragon series, one of whose representatives is participating in the launch, underwent several tests, including a flight to the ISS. However, then Crew Dragon was used as a cargo ship, and now there will be living people on board: Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, astronauts who previously flew into space twice.
Private companies have never arranged manned space flights before. But Elon Musk plans to seriously develop this area by organizing space tourism. SpaceX's second ambitious project is the launch of satellites into orbit for distributing the Internet. Plus, the businessman believes in the ideas of the exploration of the Moon and Mars, moreover, in the next few years.