Four SpaceX astronauts leave for the International Space Station
The American private company Space One has sent four astronauts to the International Space Station in its rocket.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the SpaceX Falcon Nine rocket was launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with four astronauts.
The astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon Capsule will stay in space for six months for scientific research.
According to the report, American astronauts Shane Kimberly and Megan MacArthur, French astronauts Thomas Pesque and Japan’s Akihiko Hosheid have gone into orbit in the dragon capsule of SpaceX.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has previously been involved in delivering essential supplies to the International Space Station.
Last year, for the first time in the United States, man was sent into space under a public-private partnership and two astronauts left for the International Space Station on a rocket developed by the SpaceX Company.
SpaceX became the first private company to send NASA astronauts into space.