First test flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA shows the liftoff of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft, which launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on March 2, 2019.
This is the first unmanned test flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
During a news conference Saturday morning, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said:
“What today really represents is a new era in spaceflight: An era when we are looking forward to being one customer, as an agency and a country, of many customers in a robust commercial marketplace in low Earth orbit, so we can drive down cost and increase access in ways that, historically, has not been possible.”
Video Credit: NASA