SpaceX eyes October launch for full astronaut mission

Aug. 15, 2020 8:53 AM ETGOOG, BAC, SPACEBy: Clark Schultz, SA News Editor39 Comments
  • It is time to light some candles again. SpaceX (SPACE) plans to launch the company's first full mission with NASA astronauts as early as October 23.
  • The Crew-1 mission is slated to take three U.S. astronauts and one Japanese astronaut in the Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station for a six-month stay.
  • The mission won't be cleared until NASA and SpaceX finish examining Demo-2 data and officially certify Crew Dragon and the Falcon 9 for operational crewed missions.
  • SpaceX investors include Baillie Gifford, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Elon Musk, Fidelity Investments, Threshold Ventures, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Oakhouse Partners and Ace Capital.

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