Crew Dragon-2 successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon-2 reusable spacecraft on Friday, April 23, took off from a site in the US state of Florida. After launch, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket should make a vertical landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic.
The separation of the first and second stages was successful. The first stage landed 541 km from the launch site in the ocean. Note that she landed in the middle of the platform. The shutdown of the second stage motors went smoothly.
The Crew Dragon-2 spacecraft successfully entered Earth orbit. Traditionally, the astronauts had not been shown on the air up to this point.
Tomorrow, a day after the launch, automatic docking to the ISS will take place. This will happen for the first time.
Crew Dragon-2 will deliver American astronauts Robert Kimbrough and Megan MacArthur, Frenchman Tom Pesce and Japanese Akihiko Hoshide to the International Space Station.
Earlier it was reported that NASA had problems sending the spacecraft into orbit.
Falcon 9 is a family of single-use and partially reusable heavy-class launch vehicles of the Falcon series of the American company SpaceX. The Falcon 9 consists of two stages and uses RP-1 kerosene and liquid oxygen as propellants.