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    SpaceX given the go-ahead for Crew Dragon Launch

    An unmanned demo flight, but still.

    SpaceX given the go-ahead for Crew Dragon's first journey into Earth orbit

    NASA and SpaceX officials announced on Friday that the company is ready to conduct the first orbital launch of Crew Dragon as early as March 2nd, a demonstration that will directly preclude the first crewed launch on a US rocket in more eight years.

    Shortly after the news broke, NASA hosted what can only be described as an effusive press conference in which typically reserved officials like Bill Gerstenmaier and Kathy Lueders discussed the Commercial Crew Program milestone. Above all else, they reported no glaring concerns and rather unequivocally echoed the affirmation that SpaceX, NASA, Falcon 9, and Crew Dragon are all ready and eager to get to orbit. SpaceX now aims to roll the spacecraft and rocket out to the launch pad – Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A – on Thursday, February 28th, roughly 48 hours before T-0.
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    Slowly but surely we're going to get back to the moon. From there, well, the stars are the limit. Maybe we'll see a Moon base in my lifetime, who knows?
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      Originally posted by Daryn View Post
      Slowly but surely we're going to get back to the moon. From there, well, the stars are the limit. Maybe we'll see a Moon base in my lifetime, who knows?
      Assuming humanity plays its cards right, you'll be seeing that and a while lot more methinks.
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