Astronauts flying reused SpaceX rocket, capsule for 1st time


NASA and SpaceX are about to take recycling to a higher level as a crew readies to head of the international space station NASA commercial crew program manager Steve Stich says a coming launch is on or go for launch on Thursday morning an international crew of four astronauts will board a previously used SpaceX dragon capsule on board a previously used a falcon rocket for launch from Cape Canaveral to the international space station Benji Reid of SpaceX prefers the term flight proven reuse vehicles on flight proven vehicles is key towards greater flight reliability and lowering the cost of access to space each capsule is designed for at least five missions with the crew the falcon can be used ten times for satellites SpaceX and NASA are assessing how many times it can safely launch astronauts I'm timid wire

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