On Saturday, SpaceX launched their Crew Dragon rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Crew Dragon is SpaceX’s first space vehicle that is able to hold passengers. The launch occurred at 2 am Eastern Time, and it will carry about 400 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. SpaceX collaborated with NASA on the historic launch.
"What today really represents is a new era in spaceflight. We're looking forward to being one of many customers in a robust commercial marketplace in low-Earth orbit," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, stated after the launch that he was “emotionally exhausted”. "I'm a little emotionally exhausted. It's super stressful, but it worked, so far." Musk said.
Musk hopes that later this year, they will send a man into space. "It's been 17 years. We still haven't launched anyone yet, but hopefully, we will later this year,” Musk stated. "So, that will definitely be the culmination of a long dream for a lot of people, me and other people at SpaceX, for sure. Can't wait."