SpaceX is about to send four astronauts to the ISS for six-month stay
SpaceX is preparing to launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time, a feat that moves private launches of crew into space from a novelty to a regular event.
The Crew Dragon spacecraft is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop a Falcon 9 rocket on 15 November.
The capsule will carry four astronauts: three from NASA, and one from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) – the first astronaut from one of NASA’s international partners to fly with SpaceX. Once they get to the ISS, their …