The first flight of SpaceX's rocket has been tailored to flying spaces to the International Space Station installed for the erection of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 7 , NASA said on Wednesday.
The launch test is an essential milestone in the space agency's Commercial Crew Program, which aims to launch people of space for US soil for almost the first time in almost a decade.
The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration also said SpaceX's Dragon Crew space space – which will be a three-star shuttle shutter to the launch of the same pad and the three men of Apollo 11 crew sent to the moon in 1969 – makes his first flight on RockX Falcon 9 rocket on January 7.
Although NASA did not detail the flight route, he said that the test would provide data on the performance of the Falcon capsule 9, Dragon dogs, and land systems, as well as on-orbit operations, docking and landing.
SpaceX and Boeing Co are both main contractors selected under the NASA Commercial Crew Program to send spacecraft to space as early as 2019, using their Dragon Crew and CST-100 Starliner spaceship respectively.
As the US space shuttle program was closed down in 2011, NASA had to rely on Russia to fly spaces to space station, orbital $ 100 billion research laboratory (almost € 71,000 Skin) which flies about 250 miles (402 km) above Earth.
The Demo-1 launch is the latest test in a rigorous certification time line set under the NASA Commercial Crew Program. Although SpaceX was targeting in early January, NASA's spokeswoman, Marie Lewis, said that the demo nation could be pushed back because "a safe flight has always taken priority over a timetable."
Found by Tesla's Chief Executive, Elon Musk, said SpaceX, if the January 7 test is successful, he intends to launch his first crew mission in June 2019, but the timeline can change.
Boeing is organizing a similar test of Starliner space space on its Atlas 5 rocket as early as March, with a crew mission following in August.
The announcement of the launch date of January 7 comes the day after NASA said that it would carry out the companies "cultural assessment study", including keeping up to a non-drug environment, "before crew trips.
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