SpaceX launch: first operational flight of a privately owned rocket

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SpaceX launch: first operational flight of a privately owned rocket

The launch was originally scheduled for Saturday but was postponed due to weather conditions.

On Sunday evening, a SpaceX rocket was launched in the United States with four astronauts on board. The spacecraft is heading for the International Space Station.

“All systems are ready for today’s launch … Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on board at 19:27 EST (3:27 Moscow time – ed.)”, – the company, owned by Elon Musk, said earlier on Twitter..

“Teams are monitoring weather conditions for the launch, which are now 50 percent favorable,” SpaceX said..

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Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Sunday that he is looking forward to seeing the launch on the observation deck with his wife, Karen Pence. The White House said in a statement that the Pence will travel to Florida on Sunday and return to Washington later in the evening..

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NASA pioneered an operational space flight of a privately owned rocket.

It is assumed that the flight to the ISS will take 27 hours. The launch was originally scheduled for Saturday but was delayed due to gusts of wind, NASA officials said..

In August, two American astronauts returned to Earth after an expedition to the ISS after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon..

They went into space in May from Florida. It was the first launch of NASA astronauts from American soil since 2011 and the first operational manned flight of a spacecraft built by a commercial company..

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