Space X on track for first manned ISS run in 2017

June 28, 2016 10:54 AM

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Space X has hit a major new mile stone and for once it has nothing to do with it landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge. NASA has ordered the commercial space venture to fly some of its astronauts to the International Space Centre, marking the first time that Space X has been paid to do so.

Although this was somewhat of a foregone conclusion, since Space X secured the NASA contract for such manned flights back in September 2014, all of it was dependant on a solid safety record for the Falcon 9 rocket and a completion of testing on the Dragon capsule which will take them to the ISS.

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