Washington: SpaceX successfully transports four astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the first complete mission to bring scientists to the International Space Station using a privately owned spacecraft.
The mission, which was postponed due to bad weather, was successfully completed after 24 hours.
SpaceX’s Falcon rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Station on Sunday night with the Crew-1 spacecraft carrying scientists.
American scientists Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover and Japanese scientist Sôichi Noguchi were brought to the space station.
SpaceX was launched into space with two scientists after completing two experimental missions. All four will remain on the space station for six days.
Mike Pence, Vice President and Chairman of the National Space Council, came to watch the launch live. Meanwhile, SpaceX owner Elon Musk was unable to attend the launch due to the COVID-19.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that this was another historic moment.