NASA Kennedy Space Center Delivers Bigger Success with SpaceX Falcon 9
NASA Kennedy Space Center was the talk of the town on Tuesday when SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off, and what a success it was for the space agency. In this article, find out what happened when NASA gave SpaceX a contract to launch its rocket from here. The success of the launch was a step towards making it easier for NASA to get its spacecraft into space from here. If SpaceX is able to complete this for NASA, then it can also be utilized by other clients.
“It’s an exciting day for the agency and our industry partners. The last time we flew from Kennedy Space Center was 30 years ago, so it’s great to see another vehicle flying from NASA’s historic launch site,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. “This is just the beginning of NASA’s partnership with SpaceX, and we look forward to many years of flying from the Florida Space Coast.”Even though NASA has a contract with SpaceX, it is still in the process of testing its Crew Dragon spacecraft. It may take a while to get it ready for this first flight. The commercial company will make the first trip to the International Space Station for NASA. It is scheduled to fly on an uncrewed test flight around the end of 2017.
SpaceX’s successful launch
On Tuesday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully landed its first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Since 2016, this has been a near-unexplored mission for NASA at Kennedy Space Center, but it is one of many successes that have made it possible to keep America’s space program running.
What makes Falcon 9 so important?
SpaceX is a privately held company founded in 2002. It was the first private space flight company to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space and additionally, it has since been the only one to make reusable rockets which, in turn, decreases the cost of launches.
What is the future of the space program with SpaceX?
NASA Kennedy Space Center has recently had great success with SpaceX. The NASA center is located in Florida and is one of NASA’s main centers for space exploration: launching satellites, sending astronauts into space, and other uses. When SpaceX first announced that they were going to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, the NASA center was skeptical because other rockets have failed since the center opened in 1963. However, these fears began to fade as the Falcon 9 became an ever-increasing success.
NASA’s plans for using SpaceX rockets
The Kennedy Space Center has been using SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets to launch their payloads to space since 2013. This year, the center received a total of nine launches from the company. Some of these launches included launching robotic probes and satellites into space for NASA. Kennedy Space Center officials have said in the past that they are satisfied with the quality of their SpaceX launches. The general manager for Kennedy Space Center, Gerry Griffin, said in a recent interview that the rockets were performing at a level that would meet NASA’s needs.