SpaceX mission to the ISS.
The exploration of Space has taken something of a back seat since the beging of the century. The loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003 and the destruction of Challenger in 1986 made NASA take a long hard look at it’s operations. Also the population of the USA and the world seemed to be becoming bored. The expense of missions was prohibitive and questions were being asked whether government money might be better spent. What exactly was the point of a space program?
NASA declared that future missions should be created and funded from private industry. Up stepped Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. His company was soon preparing the rocket that could escape earth’s atmosphere and successfully dock with the International Space Station.
Following a non piloted successful test flight SpaceX, working closely with NASA, launched the first manned flight from Cape Kennedy for a decade. It was watched by a record number of people wishing the pilots and the Plastic Storage Boxes full of equipment and supplies, not dissimilar to the ones you can get from https://www.rackzone.ie/containers-boxes, well on the inaugural flight. The pilots can stay up on the ISS for 120 days but it is unlikely they will be there for that long. SpaceX and the world will want to know they can also use the Dragon module to reenter the atmosphere.