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SpaceX's launch of Crew Dragon was a success [video]

On May 30 at 3:22 p.m. Washington time (May 31 at 00:22 a.m. Ashgabat time), SpaceX, with NASA support, launched Crew Dragon with two astronauts aboard to the ISS. This is the second attempt to launch, the first, which took place on May 27, was not held due to weather conditions.

This project is unique for two reasons. Firstly, for the first time a space flight ship is provided by a private company of Ilon Musk. Secondly, for the first time in a nine-year period, the ship was launched from U.S. territory (Cape Canaveral, Florida).

Two NASA astronauts are aboard the ship, which is the third time they have flown into space: 49-year-old pilot R.L. Benken and 53-year-old commander D. J. Hurley, 53. The flight to the International Space Station will take 19 hours. While the astronauts continue their journey to the ISS (they are expected to be able to arrive there on May 31) the Falcon-9 rocket successfully landed on the ocean platform.

Note that sending an astronaut into space with the help of SpaceX will cost NASA $50 million.


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