Falcon 9 with the replacement of the Russian “Union” is already on the launch pad

May 27th for the American astronautics and SpaceX will be another important date. The first manned flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station is scheduled for this day. Now the delivery of people to the ISS is carried out by Russian Unions. Crew Dragon Ilona Mask is called to end this monopoly. The launch vehicle with the ship has already been installed on the launch pad.

The corresponding video is published in the official SpaceX account. It in accelerated mode shows how the rocket takes a vertical position. Veteran astronauts Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley will take off on this flight. Hurley was the pilot of the latest Space Shuttle mission in July 2011.

The demonstration mission involves docking with the ISS. Then the astronauts on the same ship Crew Dragon will return to earth. They must land in the Atlantic Ocean, where they will be picked up.

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