SpaceX: first manned mission could happen as early as May

Elon Musk said last January that he expected to see a SpaceX manned mission between April and June. The company's CEO has not confirmed a possible date for its launch, but the ArsTechnica portal advances now that it is due to take place on the 7th of May.

The journalist Eric Berger indicates that there are some variables that can push or anticipate the date of the mission, be it for the end of April or for the second half of May. The duration of the mission was not mentioned.

Crew Dragon reached the International Space Station a year ago, thus raising expectations of what could be done with the space capsule. It is recalled that, in January, SpaceX successfully completed the rescue test of the unmanned device, in order to study potential cases of incident with the Falcon 9 rocket. In addition, several engine tests were also conducted without any occurrences of explosion.

All told, it is possible to say with certainty that there is optimism with the team responsible for the missions of Crew Dragon. Following the success of the tests conducted, the company is expected to be ready to launch a manned mission.

If you want to get an idea of ā€‹ā€‹how this mission can be, see the video published by Elon Musk on the topic.