NASA’s stature has slipped in recent years, as illustrated by the US space agency’s reliance on the Russian-made Soyuz rockets. But NASA could this weekend take one giant leap in expanding its space exploration operations. For NASA has invited the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX to launch a test flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The first unmanned exercise for the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.
The seven-seat SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule will fly to the ISS, dock with the orbiting station, and remain attached for a week.