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SpaceX successfully launches Crew Dragon with crew to ISS

After a 24-hour delay due to weather conditions, SpaceX successfully launched the Faclon 9 launch vehicle with the Dragon spacecraft as part of the Crew-1 manned mission. American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japanese taikonaut Soichi Noguchi went to the International Space Station.

Image source: NASA

Image source: NASA

Except for the first and largely test manned flight of Crew Dragon to the ISS at the end of May this year, the launch of the manned Crew-1 mission on the night of November 15-16, 2020 became the first independent manned space flight in the United States in nine years.

The launch was given at the estimated 03:27 Moscow time on Monday (19:27 Sunday US East Coast time) from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida.

Minutes after launch, Faclon 9’s reusable second stage made a successful soft landing on SpaceX’s floating barge off the coast of Florida.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon with the crew of the Crew-1 mission will arrive at the International Space Station approximately 16 hours after launch.

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