SpaceX has transformed space travel with its revolutionary reusable rocket technology. And the Elon Musk-owned company will further burnish its reputation tomorrow, Saturday, March 2, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch for a NASA test mission to the ISS. The Falcon 9 will carry the cutting-edge SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule — Elon Musk’s first-ever capsule capable of carrying astronauts into space.
However, tomorrow’s Crew Dragon capsule launch will not be carrying any astronauts on its debut flight.
We want to make sure that everything is perfect for the safety of the astronauts
SpaceX's Hans Koenigsmann
The Crew Dragon capsule will instead ferry a spacesuit-clad dummy - similar to the one launched into space last year aboard a Elon Musk’s old Tesla Roadster.
The Crew Dragon capsule will head to the ISS carrying 450 pounds of cargo in addition to the dummy, which will be wearing the same SpaceX spacesuits that astronauts will don on future flights.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule will dock with the station March 3 and then spend a week in orbit before returning to Earth on March 8, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
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SpaceX launch: You can watch a Crew Dragon capsule fly to the International Space Station (Image: SpaceX)
SpaceX launch: Elon Musk will test his Crew Dragon module on March 2 (Image: