It’s official, NASA astronauts have taken the controls of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that will be used to transport them to the International Space station for the first time. Yes, they’ll be wearing all new “Stromtrooper” space suits as well, as they blast off late next year following a series of delays. “Commercial crew astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are getting familiar with operating inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, fully suited!,” NASA tweeted. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“NASA recently announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned US launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing US astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft,” reports The Daily Mail.