NASA: SpaceX to Deliver First Astronauts to ISS on May 27

NASA: SpaceX to Deliver First Astronauts to ISS on May 27

SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket will deliver American astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to ISS

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced Friday that a SpaceX rocket will carry two American astronauts to the International Space Station on May 27. This will mark the first time a crewed rocket has been launched from the United States in nearly a decade..

“On May 27 @ NASA will again send American astronauts on an American rocket from American soil,” tweeted Jim Bridenstine, head of NASA.

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NASA: SpaceX to Deliver First Astronauts to ISS on May 27

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Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will travel to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket. The launch will take place on May 27 at 4:32 pm local time from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said..

Since July 2011, the United States has dispatched its astronauts to the ISS using Russian Soyuz rockets.

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