「新星球大戰？」Live updates: Dragon soars in successful NASA-SpaceX launch
Live updates: Dragon soars in successful NASA-SpaceX launch
NASA and SpaceX made history Saturday as they successfully launched astronauts toward the International Space Station.
The SpaceX Demo-2 launch originally was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was called off less than 20 minutes before liftoff due to inclement weather.
This story will be updated throughout the day. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern.
4:15 p.m.: Dragon expected to dock at ISS Sunday morning
Dragon is expected to dock at the International Space Station at 10:29 a.m. ET Sunday, according to NASA.
The phase burn has started, putting @SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft on its path to dock to the @Space_Station tomorrow at 10:29am ET. #LaunchAmerica pic.twitter.com/PF5LWNNtFz
— NASA (@NASA) May 30, 2020
3:48 p.m.: 'So proud': Jim Bridenstine reacts to launch
Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, said he was "so proud" after the successful launch.
"For the first time in nine years, we have now launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. I'm so proud of the @NASA and @SpaceX team for making this moment possible," Bridenstine tweeted.
For the first time in 9 years, we have now launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. I'm so proud of the @NASA and @SpaceX team for making this moment possible. #LaunchAmerica https://t.co/XiqPAj6Saa
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 30, 2020
3:46 p.m.: Falcon 9 has landed
The Falcon 9 booster successfully separated from the Dragon and has landed, making it the first Falcon 9 to carry humans to orbit, according to NASA.
The Dragon is now officially making its way to the International Space Station, NASA said.
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In its first 10 years of operation (2002-2012), SpaceX operated on roughly $1 billion of funding, of which about $200 million was private funding ($100 million from Elon and $100 million from other investors) and $400-500 million from NASA.