A photo posted to SpaceX's Instagram account on Friday showed a 9-point rocket and crown dragon spacecraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, eight years since the last space shuttle launched.
Once the firm's first place-worthy Cru dragon vehicle undergoes a series of acceptable checks there will be set to take off for its first orbital test flight. The initial launch will be an unrestrained test flight intended to be a demonstration of the Krawn dragon's capabilities. Known as Demo-1, the test flight was originally targeted for January 17 for the first time in the next couple of weeks, we could see the Cruise Dragon spacecraft take flight. If all goes well with demo-1, and an additional upcoming abort test, SpaceX will have a significant chance in preparing to shuttle NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) at a launch slice to begin in June 2019.
Flight of the Dragon
Crew Dragon was developed as part of the NASA Commercial Force Program, which challenges American aerospace companies to create innovative methods of adult astronauts to and from the ISS. The program allows NASA to focus its attention on vehicle design and deep space missions while ranging in commitment to the ISS, which the agency considers important to future research. A successful Krived mission would restore American launch capabilities and Red NASA's dependence on Russian soyuz spacecraft for transporting its personnel.
Aerospace industry giant Boing is working on a spacecraft as part of the commercial CRU program. It is a CST-100 force, which shares some similarities with the Crew Dragon, is scheduled for an unwanted launch in March 2019 and a creamy launch in August 2019, according to NASA. If all goes well with both company tests, we'll see the first crude missions take place later this summer.