No NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Until November

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: October 12, 2020

On Saturday, the agency announced that NASA has delayed its SpaceX Crew-1 mission until November. The launch of this plan will eventually bring three NASA astronauts and one JAXA space agency’s astronaut to the International Space Station. 

Originally, the plan was to settle the launch on 31st October, but the planning faced hindrance due to the resolve issues with the first-stage engine gas generators on the Falcon 9 rocket. The six-month plan will now be launched in mid-November with American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on board. It will be SpaceX’s first mission to the ISS.

Crew-1 is the first stage in the six planned ventures of SpaceX to the ISS – it is under contract with NASA. SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon flight, the DM-2 turned out to be a test mission that took NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the ISS, back in May for two months. The flight returns on the 2nd of August and provided NASA with data needed to verify regular trips to and from ISS in future!

Updated October 12, 2020
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