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Why SpaceX’s First Astronaut Mission Launch Is A Huge Milestone

May 27, 2020 05:22 PM IST iVideos iVideos

It will be a historic day for SpaceX and the entire saga of privatisation of space. On May 27, SpaceX's first manned space flight is set to take off for the International Space Station at 4:33PM EDT (2:03AM IST on May 28), from Pad 39a of NASA's Kennedy Space Center. After an exhaustive set of tests undertaken recently by SpaceX, the Elon Musk-backed company will launch its first manned spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, in a mission that has been named Demo-2.