“Change the world and help humanity” – Elon Musk

Space, the final frontier. Last month there was a historical event, the first human orbital spaceflight launched by a private company. Exciting moments as NASA and SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with two U.S. astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, in a history-making flight to the International Space Station.

On Saturday the 30th of May was the launching of a space rocket Falcon 9. It lifted off at 3:22 p.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Its mission was to transport astronauts to the international space station and the mission was completed successfully. It was the first launch from American soil in almost ten years, the last crewed flight was in 2011.

This is an exciting event in many ways, it’s letting us further to explore space, bringing possibilities out among the stars. The launching was already rescheduled once earlier because of bad weather conditions which intensified the excitement around this powerful event even more. Earlier this year in May, another rocket called the Starship SN4 exploded during its static fire testing. So indeed, people who were following this event were gasping their breaths when the engines were turned on.

And this feels it’s just the beginning of a new era when it comes to the future of space traveling. The rockets are of higher quality than before, with all sorts of gadgets that make it feel like something from science fiction stories. And what makes SpaceX’s rockets special, is that they are trying to make them as reusable as possible which is going to save a lot of money and work in the future.

During the next years, we are definitely going to see more impressive achievements. More launches, rockets going around the moon and crewed flights to Mars, exploring the possibilities to go even further, to expand the consciousness of human life.

Kirsi Suomi

Sources:
https://www.spacex.com/
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-astronauts-launch-from-america-in-historic-test-flight-of-spacex-crew-dragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W36QKRS_t5k

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