The upcoming Crew 4 launch is the first NASA crew launch to take place after the retirement of space shuttle.
The launch of Falcon 9/crew 4 has been delayed by a day due to a valve leak on the liquid oxygen (LOX) tank. SpaceX has performed many NASA launches without delay.
NASA's mission is to put first commercial satellite network into orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket is uncrewed for the first launch mission. Crew Dragon's spacecraft is expecting to dock with and re-supply the International Space Station (ISS) with cargo and science experiments from NASA.
Falcon 9 of NROL-85 was original delayed on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and another falcon 9 launch delayed in June 10, 2019.
Falcon 9/NROL-85 was launched on June 10, 2019 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and was successfully deployed in low Earth orbit (LEO). It carried classified payloads for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying ULA's NROL-85 mission and NASA's Crew 4 mission on the same day.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the NROL-85 and Crew 4 missions is slated to launch this week, but it has been delayed. The launch is now scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 25th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time from Cape Canaveral in Florida at NASA.
This will be the first SpaceX launch for two weeks, as their previous launch was postponed due to an issue with the fairing pressurization system.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will take three astronauts from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on a path that includes two spacewalks, one of which will be the first spacewalk by an American woman out of Earth
SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its fourth Dragon spacecraft on Friday, November 9th at 7:21 AM Eastern. Elon Musk tweeted that the scrubbed mission was called due to concern over ground liquid oxygen supply pressure and temperature.
The upcoming third launch of a Falcon 9 just a week later will be used for crew carrying NASA’s 4th crewed spaceflight mission for the International Space Station (ISS) announced on November 10th by NASA
ULA begins stacking Atlas 5 rocket for Cygnus CRS-7 mission
The United Launch Alliance began stacking its Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 for a Cygnus CRS-7 cargo and NASA partnership.
Elon Musk is on the forefront of space exploration and he is not scared to take daring risks. When he was twelve years old, Elon Musk built a computer from scratch that could calculate complex mathematical formulas.
Musk's first successful business venture was Zip2, which provided maps of the city to online media. He sold it in 1999 for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options, making him a multimillionaire at 30.
He founded SpaceX with the intention of designing, manufacturing and launching advanced rockets and spacecrafts competing with NASA. The company’s first successful rocket launch carried a payload to orbit that included one satellite and two experimental robotic spacecraft called “Dragon” capsules designed to deliver cargo—and someday astronauts—to the International Space Station (ISS).
Elon Musk was born in South Africa, and moved to Canada at age 17.
He is a businessman, engineer and inventor. From 2002-2008 he had been involved with Tesla and SpaceX with partnership to NASA. He has been the CEO of Tesla since 2008, before which he served as chairman and product architect of the company.
Elon became a multimillionaire by the time he was 30 because of his second company PayPal, which he co-founded with Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and Ken Howery in 1999. In 2002, Elon created SpaceX from his aerospace company which he owned before that time called "SpaceX".
Elon Musk is a business magnate, engineer and inventor who co-founded PayPal and later Tesla Motors.
Elon Musk had always been a visionary. And he knew exactly what he wanted to achieve - sending humans to Mars. He founded SpaceX in 2002 and partnered with NASA, where he was CEO / CTO and oversaw the development of the Falcon series of rocket launch vehicles.
Today, SpaceX is the first private company to send a spacecraft to the NASA International Space Station!