NASA and SpaceX Celebrate Imminent US Launch

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SpaceX and NASA celebrate as their mission prepares for liftoff. The latter space agency tweeted a picture on April 2 displaying a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster. The rocket will be utilized in the next Demo-2 for Elon Musk’s space company. The booster featured the well-known NASA worm logo. The vintage logo will mark the return of crewed spaceflight to American ground, according to NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sports NASA’s Logo as It Prepares for Launch

SpaceX is getting ready for the last significant test flight of its Crew Dragon. It has been proved that an uncrewed variant of the capsule it can dock with the ISS. Its emergency escape system also demonstrated that it works flawlessly. Now, the space company and NASA are developing their first crewed mission aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are enrolled to travel to the ISS in mid-to-late May. Engineers still figure out how long the mission will last.

After astronauts Hurley and Behnken perform their spaceflight, the Demo-2 mission will be launch. The second mission will transport Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, alongside the newly announced crewmates, Soichi Noguchi and Shannon Walker. The last astronauts will perform a spaceflight as early as Q4 2020, or Q1 2021.

NASA’s legendary logo, dubbed the meatball, was designed along with the space agency back in the 1950s. It is recognized as a patriotic symbol because it features the same colors as the American flag. The logo also has a red chevron wing on a blue sphere that represents Earth. The worm Jim Bridenstine announced to make a return was first introduced in 1975, but now, it is a smoother alternative to the meatball logo. The minimalist design, created by Richard Danne, earned praise and a presidential award in 1984 from Ronald Reagan.