At 4:33 p.m. EDT on May 27, 2020, two American astronauts will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil, and on an American rocket. What??? Amid the spread of this coronavirus we have something to look forward to, something many people have been dreaming about the future. So, it is time for space travel guys.
Reisman mentioned that we’re going to have a whole new generation of vehicles that will come right on the heels of so, those are the three reasons why May 27 is going to be so historic.” He also added, SpaceX is working on Starship, and Blue Origin is working on Glenn rocket, which is more capable that its New Shepherd rocket. Not to forget, Blue Origin’s lunar lander just won a NASA contract.
That’s not happened since 2011, but SpaceX and NASA’s predicted that Crew Dragon Demo-2 (DM-2) launch was not just about one country but more than one country’s nationalistic achievements. Since the US had lacked the capability to send people into space, and its astronauts had to delay a ride to the ISS on Russian Soyuz rockets at a cost of around US$90 million per seat.
Wednesday’s “Launch America” on Wednesday is going to be a huge event. I am sure you guys are very excited to see the first glimpse of the future of human spaceflight.