As per recent reports, it has been declared that SpaceX is busy with its last minute preparations for launch of its first ever capsule to International Space Station (ISS), this Saturday. It is being reported that if the mission is successful, then this will turn out to be the first private spacecraft sent to NASA’s habitable artificial satellite.
The California based company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is subjected to send the Dragon capsule attached to its Falcon 9 rocket, into orbit as a part of test mission to ISS. It has been reported that the launch date for the capsule has been nearly set after three weeks, when the capsule was initially designated to be flown into space.
Finally, the launch date for the rocket has been set to May 19, which is this Saturday. It is being termed that the rocket will be launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:55 a. m ET.
Previous reports suggest that initially, the rocket was to be flown by Monday, April 30. However, it was delayed due to spacecraft’s docking software, as to which launch date was postponed.
It has been revealed that no astronaut has been sent on board the capsule. However, two astronauts at ISS will be responsible for attaching it to the site.