SpaceX plans to launch Falcon 9 with astronauts in May

SpaceX and NASA intend to stick to their plans and launch in May a manned flight of the Ilona Mask spacecraft to the International Space Station. According to Gizmodo, this indicates that the spread of the coronavirus did not affect the previously defined launch schedule.

Two astronauts will go to the ISS – Bob Benken and Doug Hurley. The exact launch date has yet to be determined, but it is expected that it will take place more likely in the first half of May. Earlier it was reported that the flight is scheduled for May 7. This will be the first manned flight of American astronauts to the ISS from the US since 2011, NASA said in a statement (in recent years only Russia has been engaged in such launches).

The SpaceX and NASA project aims to find a way to reduce the cost of sending goods and people into space.

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