Space Tycoon Mr.Elon musk said that Elon musk is likely to launch NASA Astronaut soon. This Landmark flight will take in the mid or 2nd half of 2020 ( Damn This year will be fun). That means the first-ever crewed mission for SpaceX is just months away. Making Mars mission not so far again.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday (19th January 2020) passed the in-flight abort test with flying colors jetting away from its Falcon 9 rocket less than 90 seconds after liftoff. The Capsule then made an ultimately splash down softly under parachutes in the Atlantic Ocean, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) off the Florida coast.
This was a power showdown demonstrating the spacecraft’s capabilities to keep the astronauts safe in the event of a launch emergency.
“Congratulations to SpaceX and the entire NASA team on this final major flight milestone that we needed to accomplish,”NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
There is still some work to be done before the capsule finally have a crewed flight test with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to and from the International Space Station (ISS).
The Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket that will fly Demo-2 should be ready to go by the end of February, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
taking all this into consideration, Demo-2 is likely to get off the ground sometime this springElon Musk stressing that this is the consensus view of the NASA and SpaceX teams.
“We’re highly confident that the hardware will be ready in Q1, most likely end of February but no later than March, And we think it appears probable that the first crewed launch would occur in the second quarter.Elon Musk
“It was a really exciting day for us, to see this really important milestone get accomplished by the SpaceX team and the NASA team,” Behnken said in a video posted on Twitter by NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. “Probably the most exciting part is to see how much of it kind of proceeded as expected.”