NASA, SpaceX launch first crew rotation mission to space

2020-11-16 08:59:36Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

NASA and SpaceX launched Crew Dragon spacecraft's first operational crew mission on Sunday, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

The mission, dubbed "Crew-1," is the first crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the ISS.

The spacecraft lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday (0027 GMT Monday), from historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency were aboard the capsule named Resilience.


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