Punctually at 2.49 PM local time (8.49 Uhr German time) start on Saturday morning, the spacecraft Crew Dragon private company SpaceX from the rocket launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The capsule sitting on a rocket of the type Falcon 9. Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock Sunday at the International space station ISS.
On Board, not a spaceman, but only a wired puppet in a space suit, as well as Material for the ISS. The test flight with the official name of Demo 1 is regarded as an important step on the path to manned missions by SpaceX, the Tesla chief Elon Musk. Since the end of the Shuttle programme, the US space Agency Nasa in 2011, US astronauts using Russian Soyuz capsules to fly the ISS to the International space station. The USA intend to promote with the help of private companies such as SpaceX, again, even people into space and to the ISS. For this, Nasa has created the Commercial Crew Program.
Nasa-chief Jim bride Stine wrote after the launch on Twitter: “today’s successful launch marks a new Chapter of American excellence and brings us to fly American astronauts once again with American rockets.” The space capsule is on 8. March of the ISS separate and with the Dummy for the flight back to earth to compete to land then after around six hours in the Atlantic ocean.
the Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A
It is a historic site in Florida, from which SpaceX controls the space: Launch Pad 39A. Apollo 11 flew from here to the moon. In 1981 space was from this launch, the first Shuttle, the U.S. space Agency Nasa launched the last in the year 2011.
With the end of the Shuttle program is the end for Launch Pad 39A came. The platform was broke for years, they rusted under the continuous influence of salt and Wind as a Symbol of a bygone Era. Then SpaceX took over. the
After extensive renovation began at the 19. February 2017 a rocket of the type of Falcon 9 from the ramp. People were not on Board, instead, the rocket wore eat around 2,500 kg load to the International space station. It was a first step, in order to make NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, a “multi-functional space station”, as it aspires to the authority according to its own information. the
SpaceX has also acquired rights to the use of platform 40. This, however, was badly damaged, as in September 2016, a rocket during the launch, it exploded.