For centuries, the Chinese made gunpowder rockets, for fun. over the years, they were used in many countries for celebrations. Experiments with modern rockets began in 1926. In that year Robert Hutchings Goddard managed to raise a rocket to the height of a 26-story building. In order for the fuel to burn, the rocket needs oxygen. The Chinese took it from the air. Then the rockets were having their own supply of oxygen, so they can propel spacecraft in places where there is no longer air.
The last manned flight the United States carried out from its own soil was on July 8, 2011 with the 13-day mission of the space shuttle Atlantis STS-135, with a crew of 4 astronauts, in which it transported the Space Station International (ISS) provisional reserves for one year. The shuttle landed at Cape Canaveral on July 21, 2011, ending its service to be removed and put on display at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Since 2011, with the withdrawal of space shuttles, the world's leading power has sent its own astronauts into space from American soil. Elon Musk's innovative private company made this milestone possible and no longer dependent on Russians
With the last flight of Atlantis, the Space Shuttle era was closed after 30 years of program operation, since 1981 with the launch of the late Columbia, which left NASA dependent on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for space launches.
Yesterday the SpaceX space rocket was successfully launched by NASA,
The Crew Dragon capsule, manufactured by Elon Musk's SpaceX agency, was successfully launched into space by NASA in the second attempt at a mission that had to be postponed on Wednesday due to bad weather. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket manned by Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley was launched this Saturday at 9:22 p.m. Spanish time.
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the astronauts aboard the ship on a historic mission, as it is the first time that a privately held company has launched a manned rocket into space. In addition, it is the first time in nearly ten years that a manned space rocket has been launched from US soil. Launch of the SpaceX: When did it come out? 21.22 hours. The launch was made from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first attempt could not be completed successfully due to bad weather conditions. What happened on the first attempt and with the explosion of a rocket? Expectation was highest and more after the failure of the mission's first attempt last Wednesday by Blame the weather conditions and the recent explosion of a prototype of the company SpaceX during tests. The Starship NS4 spacecraft, whose future objective is to reach Mars and the Moon with passengers, became a large fireball that set off all the alarms in Boca Chica (Texas).
Why is this release so important?
In recent years, some launches have been carried out, particularly this is one of the most important in history for the United States. If all goes well, it would mean that the North American country would stop depending on Russian Soyuz capsules. The success of the operation would confirm the option to reuse this type of SpaceX space rockets after takeoff and landing tests have offered complete optimism. All this, in addition to representing a significant reduction in costs, would open up space tourism, an economic advance for the work being carried out in space.
What is SpaceX?
Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, created the SpaceX agency in 2002 with an ambitious goal. No more and no less, his goal is to set foot on Mars and the Moon. The important advances it has been making in recent years has led it to partner with NASA and plan these types of space missions together. Before opting to reach the Moon or Mars, they seek to safely put astronauts into low Earth orbit. Beginning of the era of space tourism? While in the Soyuz capsule there was only room for three crew and only launched with two astronauts, Up to seven occupants can travel on the Crew Dragon and when NASA reserves these launches, it could have four of them. According to various sources, each night on the International Space Station would cost 35,000 euros. From SpaceX they announced last February that they had sold four tickets.
Information taken from various sources.