Today, SpaceX will write launch history with their Crew Dragon launch, this will be  SpaceX’ first manned flight ever! It will also be the first time NASA astronauts launch from the US since the last Space shuttle mission STS-135 which took place in 2011. The launch will bring Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the international Space Station with a Crew Dragon C206 Capsule. The rocket will be a Falcon 9 Block 5 which has been the 5th update of the Falcon 9 Rocket, this rocket has been used by SpaceX 28 times, for example to launch iridium satellites. In this mission the validation process required by NASA for human spaceflight should be finished (if it is successful the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 rocket will be certified for human space travel). The launch site will be the well known Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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