SpaceX Capsule to Dock with ISS

Washington, A spacecraft built by SpaceX is

scheduled to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) in the

second stage of a critical test of the private company’s technology.

The self-guided SpaceX Crew Dragon launched on Saturday on

board a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in

Florida.

The crewless mission, called Demo-1, is SpaceX’s chance to

show it can build a spaceship that can carry humans. Its missions so

far have involved shuttling cargo to the ISS.

The program aims to end the dependence of US astronauts on

the Russian space program to travel to the International Space Station.

The target date for SpaceX to carry NASA astronauts to the

International Space Station is next July.

Source: Oman News Agency