SpaceX Launch Their Crew Dragon Rocket for the First Time

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."

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