Green light for SpaceX’s first manned flight, takeoff Wednesday

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Green light for SpaceX's first manned flight, takeoff Wednesday


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NASA gave the green light on Friday to launch a SpaceX rocket, which will be the first American manned flight since 2011. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, two American astronauts, will take off this Wednesday aboard a Crew Dragon capsule, to join the International Space Station (ISS), hoping that the coronavirus will not disrupt their plans. “From a medical point of view, I don’t think anyone recommends that we get tested (for COVID-19) every day,” said Doug Hurley. “We have been tested at least twice so far and we may be tested again before we leave. So I think that seems sufficient, especially considering that we have been confined since March 15 about.” The first mission with a manikin on board took place in March 2019 without incident. If this goes without a hitch, SpaceX, the company of Elon Musk, would become the first private company in space history to have transported astronauts to the ISS.

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