This is something that SpaceX has done dozens of times before. However, this time the static fire test of one of Falcon 9 rockets warns the astronaut's potential approach to using one of these missiles for a trip to the ISS.
January 25, 2019
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – This is something SpaceX has done dozens of times before. This time, however, the static fire test of one of the Falcon 9 missiles predicts the astronaut's potential approach to using one of these missiles to travel to the ISS.
On Friday, January 24, SpaceX lit the 9 Merlin 1D engines to indicate that the Falcon 9 was ready to support the unmanned Demo Flight-1 mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX posted an update at 10:03. EST (15:03 GMT) in Twitter that the test fire ended successfully:
The static fire test ended in February from the historic Launch Complex 39A for the first Crew Dragon demonstration flight! pic.twitter.com/sJF24U3UOM
– SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 25, 2019
Currently scheduled to launch in February, Demo Flight-1 is designed to test the Crew Dragon's capabilities through a unmanned flight to International. The mission is one of the important events required for the $ 2.6 billion contract signed by SpaceX with NASA.
NASA has failed to release people into space for eight years since the space shuttle Atlantis descended to the Kennedy landing gear in the summer of 2011. Profit regains this lost ability.
The importance of Demo Flight 1, currently scheduled to take place in February, was noted in an earlier tweed by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk:
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Jason Rian spent several years in improving his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for objects such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, Mars Society and the Universe today.