NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new team of four astronauts during a flight to the International Space Station earlier on Friday, the first ever The rocket boosters recovered by the crew from previous space flights were pushed into orbit.

The company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour exploded from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6 am Eastern Time (3:30 pm US Standard Time), and then lifted off to SpaceX The Falcon 9 rocket rises in the dark sky before dawn. Live on NASA TV.

The crew is scheduled to arrive at the space station about 250 miles (400 kilometers) orbiting the earth in the early hours of Saturday morning after nearly 24 hours of flight.

This mission marks the second “operational” space station team launched by NASA on the “Dragon Boat” capsule. This is the return of the United States from the US soil after the nine-year interruption of the US space shuttle last year. Since the crew was sent into space. It is planned to be launched in 2011.

This is also the third manned flight that NASA and SpaceX have just started. Space Exploration is a rocket company founded and owned by billionaire entrepreneur Musk and the CEO of Tesla, an electric car marker.

The first was in a round-trip test flight in May last year, when only two astronauts entered orbit, followed by November, SpaceX’s first mature four-person crew.

Friday’s “Crew 2” team consists of two NASA astronauts, 53-year-old mission commander Shane Kimbrough and 49-year-old pilot Megan McArthur, as well as 52-year-old Japanese astronaut Hoshide Akihiko Hoshide and 43-year-old mission expert Thomas Pesquet, he is a French engineer organization in European space.

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