Elon Musk will send a rocket to the ISS in May
While the world is in quarantine, the company of Ilon Musk “Space X” intends to begin the era of space travel. NASA announced that the Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts on board will go to the International Space Station (ISS) in May from the American spaceport.
The uniqueness of the planned flight is that if it is successful, SpaceX will become the second company in the world after Roscosmos, which has technology for delivering astronauts to the ISS.
Boeing also plans to enter the top three in the creation of spacecraft adapted for the transport of passengers. The company already has a contract with NASA and its own spacecraft project.
The world community of space explorers literally held their breath in anticipation of the upcoming flight, because Space X had never sent people into space and did not dock in space. And that is why the upcoming launch seems to many to be adventurous, although experienced astronauts Robert Benken and Doug Hurley will be on board the Falcon 9.
On March 7 of this year, Elon Musk launched the SpaceX CRS-20 mission - the “space taxi”, which in 6 days flew around the planet in orbit and returned to the Atlantic. The “Dragon” flight, that’s what the shuttle is called, carried a dummy, which successfully transferred the mission. However, Musk said that in the future, Space X plans to use a new model for orbital travel - Dragon-2, equipped for four people.
In the event of a successful launch to the ISS, the energetic entrepreneur plans to create a permanent inhabited base on the Moon, and - no less - the colonization of Mars.