The founder and CEO of SpaceX Ilon Musk on his page on the social network Twitter posted a video with the launch of the new spacecraft Crew Dragon. In addition, he showed frames the fact that at the time of launch was going on in the cockpit of the aircraft.
The launch of the Falcon-9 launch vehicle with Crew Dragon was carried out at 10:49 Moscow time from the space launch site located on Cape Canaveral, on the Atlantic coast of Florida. According to the plan, the ship and the International Space Station are to dock on March 3 at 11:30 Moscow time. This is an unmanned launch, so there is only a dummy in the cockpit.
With another success, Ilona Musk has already been congratulated by the top officials of the United States – President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence. The latter, commenting on the event, noted that the launch of Crew Dragon significantly brought the States closer to the resumption of their own manned program, which has been missing for almost 10 years.