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telegraphindia.com 12 Sep, 2021 19:45 am

Nasa picks SpaceX to send first all-civilian crew into orbit for three days

Nasa picks SpaceX to send first all-civilian crew into orbit for three days
The crew vehicle is set for blastoff from Nasa's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a 24-hour targeted launch window that opens at 8 pm EDT

Nasa picks SpaceX to send first all-civilian crew into orbit for three days The crew vehicle is set for blastoff from Nasa's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a 24-hour targeted launch window that opens at 8 pm EDT Elon Musk File picture | Published 12.The crew vehicle is set for blastoff from Nasa's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a 24-hour targeted launch window that opens at 8 pm EDT (0000 GMT) on Wednesday.Like Blue Origin, the 20-story-tall SpaceX launch vehicle and crew capsule will take off vertically from a launch pad on a flight directed entirely from the ground.21, 10:00 PM Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space this week, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocketship, as part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history as the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.

The SpaceX flight is designed to carry its four passengers where no all-civilian crew has gone before - into Earth orbit.Advertisement The 38-year-old tech mogul has plunked down an unspecified but presumably exorbitant sum to fellow billionaire and SpaceX owner Elon Musk to fly Isaacman and three specially selected travel mates into orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

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