SpaceX Crew Dragon takes off for ISS in test flight before finally carrying humans

Saturday - 02/03/2019 21:33
The US may have moved one step closer to weaning itself off its reliance on Russia to get astronauts into space as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule has embarked on its first test mission to the International Space Station.

The Crew Dragon took off on the six-day journey with the help of a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Shortly after liftoff, the Falcon 9's first stage came back to Earth, touching down on SpaceX’s drone ship ‘Of Course I Still Love You’ which was ready and waiting off the Florida coast. Moments later the Crew Dragon completely separated from the rocket and began making its own way to the ISS.

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