SpaceX launch: Four astronauts take off aboard Crew Dragon bound for ISS


Four astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi in the spacecraft Crew Dragon bound for ISS and reach their destination by 11 p.m Monday. The capsule is fully equipped with a restroom and automated to maneuver through orbit while SpaceX and NASA observe its journey from Earth. The fully operational crewed journey is the first of its kind. Its success will be a landmark in History.

Crew Dragon is certified officially and capable of carrying people. The astronauts are qualified and will conduct experiments during the six-month duration. The growing of vegetables like radishes will be experimented with to encourage the sustenance of food in space. 

After a decade, America has succeeded in launching Crew Dragon with four on board and increasing the number of astronauts at ISS to seven since the retirement of the space shuttle program in 2011. 

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is mildly experiencing Covid symptoms but happy to watch the advancement of Crew Dragon into the final orbit. The design development of the spacecraft and testing was recently handed over to the private sector. Boeing and SpaceX will own the Boeing Starliner aircraft and once operational will use their vehicles to fly tourists and researchers who can afford 50 million-plus tickets