SpaceX and NASA Has Successful Launched a Manned Flight

It appears to be a successful launch.

The main engine cutoff and there has been stage separation.

This is SpaceX Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft will return human spaceflight to the United States.

Demo-2 is the final major test for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX is returning human spaceflight to the United States with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built, and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is a turning point for America’s future in space exploration that lays the groundwork for future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

13 thoughts on “SpaceX and NASA Has Successful Launched a Manned Flight”

  1. NASA’s days are numbered. Ten years from now, Space EXPLORATION Technologies will be the go to entity for space science missions.

  2. No, I’m cool with China working hard to achieve their goals, and benefiting from the results.  If that results in eclipsing the US, so be it.

    But Hauwei and friends basically owned the 5G spec process by default because they consistently showed up to all the 3GPP 5G meetings when so many others were no shows, not necessarily because they had the best proposals. So if you want the best 5G equipment in terms of spec compatibility, Hauwei should be high on the list, but I wouldn’t call that winning. 

    Not that they proposed a bad spec per se, though some of the security provisions using the new DIAMETER system were not mandatory enforced as part of the spec, so security defaults to SS7 based security, with the same exploits/drawbacks. While the chinese delegations proposed the weakening due to legacy equipment replacement capital costs (a claim echoed by many operators in third world countries), the fact that other members did not actively oppose that change enough to prevent it is everyone’s fault.

  3. I’ve got no argument with the bigger part. China won’t be more important than the US unless the future is going to be really dark; The best you can say about China is that they’re competent, but what they’re competent at is being a monstrous totalitarian state.

    The only way they lead the future is if we let them, every field they’ve gotten ahead in has been by virtue of the free world surrendering the lead to them.

    That, too, is a form of competence: China is competent at subversion, as well.

    But I think they screwed up by sending this pandemic the world’s way, instead of playing it straight. They weren’t far enough along to win against a world that’s awake to their threat.

  4. Kinda easy to be the 5G leader when the other players DIDN’T EVEN SHOW UP TO THE 3GPP MEETINGS. We have only ourselves to blame.

  5. More like 10 than 5, unless we get another Democratic administration ordering technology handovers.

    But, in 10 years SpaceX will be doing something else.

  6. Again ?, it’s so hard for you to give credit where credit are due ?. They are NASA’s Bob and Doug, but the SpaceX’s Dragon spaceship, not SpaceX’s Bob and Doug.

  7. I wonder if SpaceX’s Bob and Doug will be kept in the rotation when Elon pushes forward the Moon Exploration phase in competition with Blue Origin and Dynetics.

  8. Nice way to make us forget some test mishaps.

    Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA. Ad Astra!

  9. Officially transferred New Space era to my daughter today.
    I think the future is in good hands.

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