The “Space X” company launched its rocket, Friday, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying four astronauts, including Frenchman Thomas Pescet, to the International Space Station.
The applause increased in the “Space X” control room upon take-off (at 09:49 GMT), and this is the third manned flight of the American special group founded by Elon Musk, which is carrying astronauts and “NASA” after nine years of US dependence on missiles. ” Soyuz “Russian.
The spacecraft is supposed to dock with the International Space Station in less than 24 hours, as this will represent another success for Elon Musk, founder of “Space X” and the “Tesla” car group.
The crew consists of the “Crew-2” mission, consisting of 4 personnel, namely Toma Pisque of the European Space Agency, and the American pioneers Shane Kimbero and Megan MacArthur, and the Japanese Akihiko Hoshide.
The crew said goodbye to their loved ones before boarding in three white Tesla cars, something that has become a tradition for “SpaceX”, which took them to the launch pad.
Shortly before that, Pisquet tweeted, as he would become the first European to fly in the “Crew Dragon” capsule: “It looks like the weather will be favorable, so we must try to take off tomorrow!”