Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches 4 Crew-3 Astronauts To Space

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Wednesday kicked off the Crew-3 mission in collaboration with the house company NASA.

What Occurred: The mission was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Area Middle in Florida at 9:03 p.m. ET for the almost day-long journey to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS).

The Crew-3 mission is ferrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and European Area Company (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer to the ISS.

SpaceX shared a brief clip of the crew on orbit and mentioned it expects autonomous docking at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. 

Crew-3 is SpaceX’s third operational crewed flight for NASA and the fifth human spaceflight mission that SpaceX has launched since Could 2020.

See Additionally: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Now Expects To Launch Crew-3 On Wednesday After 2nd Delay

Why It Issues: The Crew-3 mission was first scheduled to happen on Oct. 31 however was delayed twice. SpaceX and NASA SpaceX then deliberate to return the Crew-2 astronauts earlier than the Crew-3 is launched. 

SpaceX on Monday returned the 4 Crew-2 astronauts who spent about six months in house as a part of the company’s second long-duration crewed flight after launching in April atop a Falcon 9 rocket. 

SpaceX and NASA are engaged on a number of tasks together with a $2.9 billion lunar touchdown contract. Earlier this month, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin misplaced the profitable lawsuit in opposition to NASA for awarding the contract to SpaceX.

Musk goals of colonizing Mars and has up to now mentioned he stays “extremely assured” that SpaceX would land people on Mars by 2026.

SpaceX and Blue Origin additionally compete with one another within the just lately launched house tourism flights.

See Additionally: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Brings NASA Crew-2 Astronauts Again Dwelling

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