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Elon Musk, SpaceX completes historical test flight to the International Space Station

Elon Musk and his space company SpaceX made history on Friday morning when its spacecraft sprayed into the Atlantic after a successful five-day trip to the International Space Station.There were no people on board the canister without its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere marked the first round trip to the floating laboratory by a privately owned spacecraft and one of the greatest tests for the dragon.The goal of SpaceX and others competing in the new spaceflight, such as Boeing with the CST-1Since the state authority responsible for the space flight closes its space shuttle program eight years ago, NASA has paid Russia to fly its astronauts to space. Soon, if everything goes as planned, SpaceX and Boeing will compete for these contracts and start manned missions from the US ground.But before that happens, the private companies must complete a series of tests to show that their spacecraft is safe to transport the astronauts.This finished mission , called "Demonstration Mission-1" or "Demo-1", racked up a number of first because it was launched from the historic Kennedy Space Center Pad 39-A in Florida on March 2, including:• The first commercially built and operated US crew spacecraft and rocket to launch from US ground on a mission to the space station.• The first commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to dock with space station.• The first autonomous docking of an American spacecraft to the International Space Station.• The first use of a new global design standard for the adapters that connect the…

Elon Musk and his space company SpaceX made history on Friday morning when its spacecraft sprayed into the Atlantic after a successful five-day trip to the International Space Station.

There were no people on board the canister without its re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere marked the first round trip to the floating laboratory by a privately owned spacecraft and one of the greatest tests for the dragon.

The goal of SpaceX and others competing in the new spaceflight, such as Boeing with the CST-1

Since the state authority responsible for the space flight closes its space shuttle program eight years ago, NASA has paid Russia to fly its astronauts to space. Soon, if everything goes as planned, SpaceX and Boeing will compete for these contracts and start manned missions from the US ground.

But before that happens, the private companies must complete a series of tests to show that their spacecraft is safe to transport the astronauts.

This finished mission , called “Demonstration Mission-1” or “Demo-1”, racked up a number of first because it was launched from the historic Kennedy Space Center Pad 39-A in Florida on March 2, including:

• The first commercially built and operated US crew spacecraft and rocket to launch from US ground on a mission to the space station.

• The first commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to dock with space station.

• The first autonomous docking of an American spacecraft to the International Space Station.

• The first use of a new global design standard for the adapters that connect the space station and Drake. These adapters will also be used for Orion spacecraft for NASA’s future mission to the moon.

“A critical step to validating SpaceX’s system development gives Demo-1 an important step closer to the return of human launches to the space station from the US Earth for the first time since 2011, when NASA flew its last space shuttle mission, a statement said. from NASA on Friday.

“But NASA and SpaceX still have work to do to validate spacecraft performance and prepare it to fly astronauts.”

SpaceX has said it hopes to get the capsule approved for a manned flight in July and Boeing plans to test its capsule next month.

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