CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year.
An estimated 5,000 NASA and contractor employees, tourists and journalists gathered in the wee hours at Kennedy Space Center with the SpaceX launch team, as the Falcon 9 rocket blasted off before dawn from the same spot where Apollo moon rockets and space shuttles once soared. But it could be carrying passengers as early as July. Demo-1 is the first test mission of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft and rocket designed for humans.
After about five days docked, the crew is expected to place some return equipment inside before closing the hatch.
"Our honest congratulations to all earthlings who have enabled the opening of this next chapter in space exploration", NASA astronaut Anne McClain said from aboard the ISS during a welcoming ceremony for the Crew Dragon. That will be the first launch of American astronauts aboard a USA rocket since the shuttle program ended in 2011.
USA and European astronauts, including Britain's Tim Peake, have begun their journey into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in central Kazakhstan.
"Every mission is important, but this is even more important, said Koenigsmann, the firm's vice-president for build and flight reliability". Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule could undergo its first uncrewed test flight in April.
Pakistan Says It Shot Down Indian Jets An Indian military statement said that "out of anger and frustration", Pakistan initiated an "unprovoked cease-fire violation". Ghafoor, the Pakistani military spokesman, said the strikes were aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".
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Tesla will only sell its vehicles online going forward But the company said Thursday that the standard Model 3 , which will have a range of 220 miles, was now available for order . He said some stores would remain, but they would be converted to galleries and information centers, CNBC reports .
SpaceX's Crew Dragon - the first crew-capable spacecraft the company has ever produced - is about to be tested in a big way.
The company has been sending an earlier version of its capsule to the ISS for a number of years, but in those instances the space station's robotic arm has helped the smaller vehicle successfully dock. It will then undock and head back to Earth before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
"We've got NASA "rocking" again". Ripley, who engineers endearingly refer to as a "smartie", got a special shoutout on Twitter from SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk on Friday.
In a statement Saturday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulated SpaceX and NASA "for this major milestone in our nation's history".
Shotwell said she looks at the Earth's population and sees billions of potential customers for future SpaceX flights that feature tourists instead of astronauts."The work we're doing, and others as well, will completely change how we think about our world, our solar system, and candidly, life on Earth", she said.
A KCG official said consuming alcohol aboard a vessel isn't punishable by law as long as the person doesn't steer the ship . The video footage has caught the moment exactly when the ship crashed into the side of the motorway bridge.
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Others also shared tributes to Freeman on social media. "And may God rest her too-young soul", MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted. She finished 11th in the season, but continued to receive support from Cyrus. "Thank you @janicefreeman ... for everything.
Aerial photos show Guerneville, California, completely cut off by floodwaters as the Russian River crested on Wednesday. Officials said they are in the planning stages to allow people to re-enter as early as Friday, Dugan said.
His return is expected to avert a risky confrontation that had raised fears of a wider conflict between the two countries. The rivals have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir since their independence from British rule in 1947.
The country already said it would be more active if Russian Federation were to try to influence the American elections again. Since those indictments, the breadth of the troll farm's activities have come to light.
The injured pilot was being treated at a military hospital, Ghafoor told a news conference in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. Pakistan said it had "taken strikes at [a] non-military target, avoiding human loss and collateral damage".
New Delhi has accused Pakistan of shielding militant group Jaish e Mohammad, which has claimed responsibility for the attack . An infuriated Islamabad denied casualties or damage, but a day later launched its own incursion across the LoC.
Koscielny took a knock towards the end of the contest but Arsenal prepared for Saturday's north London derby in some style. But Arsenal were charitable enough to return the favour soon after as Leno played a short goal-kick into Matteo Guendouzi .
Airstrike hit: Syria force pounds holdout IS village
Afrin told Reuters on Thursday that numerous people leaving the enclave had been sheltering underground in caves and tunnels. On Thursday, the SDF commander-in-chief said that his force would declare victory within a week.
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Looking on were the two Nasa astronauts who will strap in as early as July for the second space demo, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The historic SpaceX launch will broadcast today via SpaceX's YouTube channel and NASA's online and terrestrial broadcasting.
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Ex-Packers coach Mike McCarthy berated high school refs
Although audio cannot be heard, McCarthy can be seen gesturing until the referees continued on their way and he turned and left. We haven't heard much from Mike McCarthy since the Packers fired him as head coach in early December.