A Falcon rocket blasted off with the crew Dragon capsule early Saturday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The capsule successfully separated from the rocket about eleven minutes later, sparking cheers in the control room.
Every successful stage of the mission - whose planning suffered three-year delays - triggered cheers at the firm's headquarters and at the Kennedy Space Center.
It is to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean, and then return to Cape Canaveral.
Despite SpaceX's success at recovering and reusing its rockets, NASA is insisting on brand new boosters from SpaceX for the crew capsule flights.
As part of its Commercial Crew program, NASA handed contracts to both SpaceX and Boeing in 2014 to develop rockets that could send astronauts back to space.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon began its inaugural test flight early Saturday morning.
The excitement was palpable at Cape Canaveral, from the space-fan volunteers guiding media on site, to the tourists who came to watch.
India, Pakistan Again Shell Kashmir, Kill 6 Diplomatic sources said they expected Abhinandan to be handed over to India at around 3.00-4.00 pm (1000-1100 GMT). Several officials of the Indian High Commission also reached the border crossing hours before the formal handover.
"It's been a long eight years", said Bob Cabana, the Kennedy Space Center's director and a former astronaut.
Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon rumbles off the pad. NASA is providing eight billion US dollars for SpaceX and Boeing to build and operate these new systems.
"When you're here, right, there's a pride in the country".
"They are fathers. I think it is really important for all employees, all engineers and technicians at SpaceX to understand the precious-I don't even want to call it a gift-the responsibility we've been given", said Shotwell. "There's a pride in what the United States and its teams can accomplish".
The US may have moved one step closer to weaning itself off its reliance on Russian Federation to get astronauts into space as SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has embarked on its first test mission to the International Space Station.
Why it matters: For almost a decade, NASA has been reliant on Russian rockets to put their astronauts into orbit.
"We instrumented the crap out of that vehicle", said Kathy Lueders, the manager of NASA's Commercial Crew program.
"I fully expect we're going to learn something on this flight", said Bill Gerstenmaier, Nasa's head of human spaceflight.
For SpaceX, sending an astronaut into orbit would be a culmination of years of hard work and high-risk investment. That's the main reason he founded SpaceX in 2002, the billionaire entrepreneur has said repeatedly over the years - to help humanity become a multiplanet species.
Reuters reported on February 21 that SpaceX and Boeing both must address significant design and safety concerns before they can fly humans.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday evening, he said he was anxious about jobs at SNC Lavalin and how pensioners would be affected. "I have taken knowledge of her testimony and there are still reflections to have on next steps", he said.
In a press release , Stewart said that her first collaboration with Canopy will be "sensible products for people's beloved pets". Canopy is hoping that the partnership with Stewart will not only lend legitimacy to their brands, but CBD products in general.
The Kurdish-led SDF expect the battle to be over "soon", the head of the SDF media office Mustafa Bali said on Saturday. The resumption of military operations against IS breaks a dayslong standoff while the civilians were being evacuated.
He has a strong quarterback pedigree and the one clear advantage he has over Mertz is experience, which can go a long way. He is tied for third in program history in touchdown passes (47) and is fifth in passing yards (5,438).
Dragons CEO Brian Johnston said the club needed time to digest the new information and consider the implications. The Dragon's star pleaded not guilty to the charges, and will now face an indefinite period away from the game.
The Jonas Brothers, the teen heartthrobs from the 2000s, are comprised of the handsome siblings, Kevin , Joe and Nick Jonas . The Jonas Brothers burst onto the music scene in 2005, quickly capturing the hearts of tween girls everywhere.
Recall, Ćorić was better than Federer twice past year , defeating him in the semifinal of the ATP Shanghai and the final in Halle. He is now assured of a place in the top 10 of the world rankings for first time, replacing Marin Cilic .
He also had success in musical theater and his Broadway show Coco was nominated for a Tony Award as best musical in 1970. It ended with the comedian telling Previn he was "playing all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order".
Morning wind chill forecast to be below zero
It will be a breezy to windy evening with northwest winds 15-25 miles per hour with even some gusts to 30 miles per hour . We hold on to some snow chances throughout the rest of the week and start to rebound temperatures towards next weekend.
Pakistan guns down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir
Military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor has confirmed that there is only one Indian pilot under Pakistan Army's custody. The strikes were the deepest inside Pakistani territory since the neighboring countries last went to war over Kashmir in 1971.
Kepa controversy has united Chelsea, says Sarri
He made his point by dropping his number one in midweek so I think we'll see Kepa back in goal on Sunday . They also have opportunities to save themselves, so we'll have to play a very hard match, a derby".
Maxwell ton powers Australia to T20 series victory in India
Rahul fell to Nathan Coulter-Nile for 47 and Shikhar Dhawan , who was struggling throughout his innings soon followed suit. Chris Gayle leads the pack with 492 sixes, while Shahid Afridi (476) and Brendon McCullum (398) complete the top-three.
Wade helps Miami Heat stun Golden State Warriors
The remainder of Wade's career can be measured in a matter of weeks, but the veteran showed he can still do unbelievable things. Wade is referencing Bryant's eerily similar game-winning shot in 2009 against the Heat - an improbable off-the-glass 3-pointer.
Lyft files for $100 million IPO
In its latest filing, Lyft said it controlled 39% of the US ride-sharing market in December 2018, up from 22% a year earlier. Lyft posted revenue of $2.2 billion last year, up 103 percent year-over-year, and a net loss of $911 million, up 32 percent.