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Raumfahrt - SpaceX verschiebt ersten Dragon Astronauten Flug für die NASA auf 2018

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SpaceX officially delays first crewed flight of its Dragon capsule for NASA

People are slated to fly on the vehicle in 2018

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In the wake of its September 1st rocket explosion, SpaceX has officially delayed the first crewed flight of its Crew Dragon vehicle — the capsule that the company is building to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Originally planned for late 2017, the first flight of the Crew Dragon with people on board is now slated to take place in May of 2018, according to a NASA blog post. Prior to that flight, SpaceX will perform a demonstration mission of Crew Dragon in November 2017 — a flight that won’t include any astronauts.


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