All set in Cape Canaveral for the first manned US space mission in 11 years

Two astronauts will depart aboard the Crew Dragon capsule – LaPresse /Courier TV

(LaPresse) Everything is ready at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral for what already promises to be a historic NASA space mission, the first that after 9 years will bring astronauts back to orbit and for the first time in history with a spacecraft, the Crew SpaceX Dragon, created thanks to the collaboration with a private partner. The date marked on the calendar is May 27 when the two American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will leave for the ISS for the first manned mission since the abandonment of the Shuttle in July 2011. The two astronauts will stop aboard the International Space Station for 110 days. The mission, which is not without risk, should put an end to the Russian Soyuz monopoly of crewed travel. There is a great deal of anticipation in the States, where due to a covid pandemic, the state authorities of Florida, the federal ones and the same departing astronauts have invited the population not to crowd on the eastern beaches of the peninsula to assist, as usual, at the launch.



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