The first passenger flight of SpaceX

Today could be an historic day. At 10pm, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will take two astronauts to the ISS Space Station. The last time that astronauts launched within the US borders was in July 2011, when the space shuttle Atlantis was sent from Florida to the International Space Station.

Now Elon Musks space company is preparing to send two NASA astronauts to the space station in a specially built Crew Dragon capsule. In addition to SpaceX, Boeing is also involved in the Demo-2 mission and has contributed to the construction of the crew-dragon capsules with which the astronauts are to be transported to the ISS.


Follow the launch here from 10pm on the live stream


The mission, known as Demo-2, is part of NASA’s commercial crew program and is intended to make the USA independent of Russian spacecraft. Since the U.S. shuttle program was terminated, the space agency had purchased seats on Soyuz capsules.

Despite some initial setbacks, the launch is now scheduled for today. The safety checks have been completed and the collaboration between NASA and SpaceX is ready to fly. For SpaceX, which has so far only transported compartment and payloads, this is the first passenger transport in the company’s history.

With the launch, NASA hopes to motivate further commercial partnerships by encouraging industry to invest more in passenger transport to low Earth orbit.


Update 27.05.2020 – 22:30 h

Several million people worldwide were waiting for the launch of the rocket. But unfortunately the weather thwarted SpaceX and NASA. The rocket launch was cancelled and postponed until Saturday.

Update 30 May 2020 – 17:40 h

Today a new attempt is pending for SpaceX and NASA. Will the Demo-2 mission launch today? Here to the Live-Stream:

Post Picture: SpaceX / NASA

Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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