“The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a mission called Demo-2.
“It will mark the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth’s orbit.
“NASA and space fans have waited nearly a decade for this milestone, which will usher in the return of human spaceflight to US soil.
“The launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is moving forward despite the Covid-19 pandemic, which has shuttered both private and government operations across the US. NASA says it must carry on with the mission in order to keep the International Space Station, a giant orbiting laboratory, fully staffed with US astronauts.”
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