Several previous prototypes exploded during ground tests during a learning process of trial and error.
The National Hurricane Centre said Isaias was strengthening slightly with sustained winds just under a Category 1 hurricane.
US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon and safely returned to Earth after a two-month voyage.
After SpaceX's arrival, the spacecraft will have completed its final key test to prove it can transport astronauts to and from space.
Tesla shares continue to rise in 2020 as the company meets key targets, in spite of issue with production and delivery in previous quarters.
Kathy Lueders joined NASA in 1992 and has worked with the space shuttle and International Space Station programs.
One small step for man and one giant leap for the commercial space industry.
The two men are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday for a stay of up to four months, after which they will return to Earth in a Right Stuff-style splashdown at sea.
Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the US, before the threat of lightning forced a delay.
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
The inaugural launch had appeared to be going well until moments after the rocket was dropped from beneath the left wing of the jumbo jet dubbed Cosmic Girl.
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will catch a ride to the launch pad in a Tesla Model X electric car on Wednesday. It will be the first astronaut launch from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center since 2011.
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