SpaceX Successfully Launched Second Crewed Mission for NASA

On November 15, 2020 (Sunday), at 7:27 PM, Eastern Time (ET), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) SpaceX mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched. This is SpaceX’s second crewed mission for NASA that was launched.

The agency’s SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which was named “Resilience” by the Crew 1 astronauts to highlight the dedication the teams involved with the mission have displayed and to demonstrate that when we work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve, lifted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida sending four astronauts for a six-month mission to the ISS.

Furthermore, according to NASA, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 is the first crew rotation mission with four astronauts flying on a commercial spacecraft and the first including an international partner.

 SpaceX Crew-1 Official Crew

Onboard astronauts of SpaceX Crew-1 flight are:

  • Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins of NASA
  • Pilot Victor Glover of NASA
  • Mission Specialist Shannon Walker of NASA
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi

Crew-1 Mission

According to NASA, “the Crew-1 mission is a major step for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Operational, long duration commercial crew rotation missions will enable NASA to continue the important research and technology investigations taking place onboard the station. Such research benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future exploration of the Moon and Mars starting with the agency’s Artemis program, which will land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface in 2024.”

And, on NASA’s update now that the “Resilience” spacecraft is safely in orbit there will be postlaunch new conference at 9:30 PM ET.

NASA TV Coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission

Here’s the Official Stream of NASA TV for the Coverage of NASA”s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission

Furthermore, the four astronauts are set to return in the spring of 2021.

Source: NASA

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