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NASA delays SpaceX Crew operational mission to November

 Science & IT Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:54 PM, 12 October 2020  

NASA delays SpaceX Crew operational mission to November

NASA delays SpaceX Crew operational mission to November

NASA was scheduled to send four astronauts to ISS on October 31 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. But the six-month mission was postponed due to problems with the rocket's first-stage engine gas generator.

NASA said the SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be launched by November. Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Naguchi will be on the mission.

In 2014, NASA and SpaceX jointly undertook the project of launching Crew-1 mission. Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, wants to send tourists commercially to the International Space Station (ISS) in the next few years. The project is called the Crew Dragon Human Spacecraft Development Program. As part of this, 5 more missions will be conducted experimentally. The Crew Dragon mission was completed in August.

Last June, the Falcon 9 rocket carried Dow Harley and Bob Benken to the International Space Station (ISS) and they spent two months there.

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