Published On: Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019

SpaceX Aces Historic Launch Of The Crew Dragon Astronaut Pod

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with its Crew Dragon payload on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX has just made history with what was perhaps one of the most pivotal rocket launches in U.S. space travel. In the early hours of Saturday morning, the private rocket company fired up its Falcon 9 workhorse to launch its new-generation astronaut pod into orbit, NASA proudly announced in a news release.

Famously known as the Crew Dragon, this is the first commercial-built spacecraft designed to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). At the same time, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is the first U.S.-built pod intended for human travel to launch from American soil since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

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SpaceX Aces Historic Launch Of The Crew Dragon Astronaut Pod