NASA has relied on Russian Federation to ferry its astronauts to the space station since the USA space shuttle program ended in 2011, after a 30-year run. As CNN famous, there was additionally a danger that it might harm the ISS.
At the same time, the Crew Dragon spaceship continued its ascent towards low-Earth orbit and the ISS.
Dragon will remain at the space station until Friday when it will undock for an old-school, "Right Stuff"-style splashdown in the Atlantic, a few hundred miles off Florida".
Ever since NASA retired the space shuttle in 2011, the United States has been hitching rides to and from the space station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
The Crew Dragon successfully docked with the ISS and, after a little bit of preparation, the astronauts aboard the orbiting laboratory opened the door and floated inside.
Elon Musk has just launched "Crew Dragon" on the Falcon 9 rocket headed for the International Space Station. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is meant to demonstrate SpaceX's capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The test dummy - or Smarty as SpaceX likes to call it, given all the instrumentation - is named Ripley after the lead character in the science-fiction "Alien" films.
Both the mannequin and the capsule were loaded with a series of sensors which measure noise, vibration and the stress among several other relevant data which play an essential role during the launch and flight towards the International Space Station.
The two astronauts set to fly aboard Dragon as early as July, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, witnessed the Florida liftoff, then rushed to Southern California to watch Sunday's maneuver. Boeing has similar uncrewed and crewed test flights planned for April and August, respectively, for their own certification tests.
SpaceX already has made 16 trips to the space station using cargo Dragons. "Just one more milestone that gets us ready for our flight coming up here". Some of the equipment needs more work - possibly even redesign - before serving human passengers.
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