The first flight of the SpaceN rocket, astronauts targeting the International Space Station, was lifted on January 7 at the Kennedy Space Center (Florida), NASA said on Wednesday.
The launch test is an important milestone in the commercial space marketing agency, which is intended to spread human beings to the US territory for almost a decade.
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration spoke SpaceW's Crew Dragon spacecraft spacecraft into space for three astronauts when it sent three crew members of Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969. SpaceX will make its debut on the Falcon 9 rocket January 7.
While NASA did not specify the flight path, the text would provide Falcon 9, the Crew Dragon capsule and data on ground operation systems, as well as in orbit, docking and landing operations.
SpaceX and Boeing Co are two contractors selected under the NASA Commercial Crew Program to reach the space of the astronauts in space until 2019, Crew Dragon and CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, respectively.
Since the US space shuttle program was completed in 2011, NASA has had to fly to the astronauts space station, $ 100 million (roughly 71,000 crore), an orbital research laboratory, 250 miles (402 km) of the Earth.
The Demo-1 is the final test on the strictest certification specified under the NASA Commercial Crew Program. While SpaceX is directing in early January, NASA spokeswoman Marie Lewis has said the demo mission can be "backed by more than ever before."
Created by Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, SpaceX said it was a successful test on July 7, it wants to launch its first executive mission in June 2019, but the timeline may change.
Boeing plans a similar test against Starliner's spacecraft Atlas 5 in March with a company created after August.
On the 7th of January, the launch date will be announced next week, when NASA announced that it will analyze "cultural assessment" of companies, including "drug-free environment attachment" prior to crew flights.
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