NASA set to send humans in space from its soil in almost a decade
Washington : NASA has announced the launch of its first manned mission to space from its soil in almost a decade.
The rocket and the spacecraft it is carrying are due to take off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre on 27 May, two astronauts will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).
If the mission gets successful then SpaceX will become the first private company to carry the NASA astronauts to ISS.
The Falcon Nine rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will take off from the space centre’s historic Pad 39A, the same one used for the Apollo and shuttle missions.
The two astronauts who will be on board are Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. They will be taking a flight of almost 24 hours to reach the space station.
Currently, one American and two Russian astronauts are on board of the ISS.