Nasa Will Send Astronauts To The ISS From The US Soil For The First Time In Almost Nine Years
Douglas Harley and Robert Benken will be transported to the station on the Crew Dragon cargo spacecraft. Since 2011, Americans have used Russian Soyuz for this purpose."
American astronauts Douglas Harley and Robert Benken will travel on the Crew Dragon manned spacecraft to the International space station (ISS) on May 27. Jim Bridenstine, the head of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), posted this news on his Twitter page.
"On May 27, NASA will send American astronauts from the American earth. With the participation of our partners from SpaceX, astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Benken will go to the ISS on the Crew Dragon ship using a Falcon 9 rocket," he said.
Earlier this information was posted by the portal spaceflightnow.com.
Crew Dragon is a modification of the Dragon cargo ship that already delivers cargo to the ISS. In automatic mode, this ship was sent to the station using a Falcon 9 launch vehicle on March 2 and docked to it the next day.