US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — For the first time in the history of spaceflight, a probe built by a private company sends two astronauts into space. The SpaceX probe took off from the Kennedy Space Center to send two astronauts to the International Space Station.
The American company SpaceX went down in history on Saturday after launching two NASA astronauts towards the International Space Station. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s stock was launched by the same cosmodrome, Kennedy Space Center, which was used to launch to the Moon in 1969.
The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 3:22 pm local time and entered Earth’s orbit at 3:35 p.m. This flight is considered extremely important, as it is the first time that a probe built by a private company has sent astronauts to the International Space Station.
It was the second time that SpaceX tried to take off in flight, after the first failure on Wednesday due to bad weather.
On board the SpaceX probe were astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, both with the most experience at NASA, as each has flown two spaceflights. The two astronauts are expected to stay at the International Space Station for about four months.
“As you know this spring, our nation has experienced pain and hardship from global pandemics. As we enter the age of spaceflight with astronauts, we fear that America is constantly facing great challenges. Our nation is blessed to have unlimited reserves. talents, resilience and determination. With the same spirit of American determination that sends our people into space we will also suffer from a disease on Earth that should never have happened, “the president said during his speech after the launch of the SpaceX probe. Donald Trump.
The last launch into space from the United States took place in 2011 and then spaceflight was canceled. But with President Donald Trump coming to power, plans changed and the administration created the Military Space Force.
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