On November 16, at 2:27 am Kiev time, NASA and Ilona Mask's SpaceX launched the first regular flight to the ISS on
What is known
The mission was named Crew-1. The launch took place at Launch Pad 39-A at the John F Kennedy Space Center. Four pilots flew to the International Space Station: NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The flight is proceeding normally. It will last 27 hours. The arrival of the ship is scheduled for November 17 at 6 am Kiev time. Astronauts will stay at the station for six months.
Astronauts flying aboard Crew Dragon's first operational mission to the @space_station: Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi pic.twitter.com/2XEQFecczT
- SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 15, 2020
Why is it important
Crew-1 is SpaceX's first commercial flight. In the spring of this year, the Crew Dragon spacecraft already delivered two pilots to the ISS, but then the flight was a test one. Also, the current mission is notable in that it involves an international crew, not just NASA astronauts.
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