For the first time in history, the private passenger rocket Dragon Resilience went into space. NASA has launched a successful full-fledged space mission of Elon Musk’s SpaceX with four astronauts.
At 6:27 pm local time on Sunday, the rocket, built with US technology, took off from the Kennedy Space Station in Florida to the International Space Station.
The four astronauts are Michael Hopkins, Victor Grover and Shannon Walker from the United States and Soiki Ngochi from Japan Space. The astronauts are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station in 28 hours. The astronauts will stay at the station for six months and examine various subjects.
The United States has had to rely on Russia to send astronauts since NASA’s space shuttle retired in 2011. Scientists believe that the first full-fledged space mission of Space X will fulfill that dependence at least a little bit.