Space-X begins mission to the International Space Station
New era in private space flight begins
- Duration 4:47
- Date May 22, 2012
New era in private space flight begins
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Well it was a big big morning as far as space exploration goes SpaceX flashing off my mission to the International Space Station today.
Opening what could be a new -- actually.
In private spaceflight.
-- house the unmanned rocket carrying a lot of supplies including.
Some very important items and I don't get too much away Phil Keating is live in Miami with more in -- we talk about -- important night ends.
The final frontiers are resting spot for -- tell us a little bit about that.
-- -- begins -- you writing a check for 3000 dollars by either yourself before you die when your family members afterwards in the contact this company out in California.
The -- which has its own web -- lessons dot com.
And they actually for the past twenty years have been contract the outlook planes and rocket building companies.
-- transport partial -- loads of dead humans earthlings.
Face fanatics up into space onboard this SpaceX rocket on the second stage of the rocket itself.
The partial -- of 318.
People from eighteen countries around the world including.
A space travel.
Well alleged that BA actor James -- had you athlete's body on the TV shows Star Trek.
Also appeared in the movies he was the engineer on the show on board the enterprise.
Also on board the partial ashes of a NASA legend that being.
Gordon Cooper one of the original Mercury seven astronauts and during his Mercury nine mission he orbited the earth.
More times than any human had previously.
And that enabled him to actually be the first person to ever sleep in space.
Well right now his ashes are really sleeping in space for one last time there on board.
All of the -- come in little lipstick sized canisters.
And they're deployed and then they orbit the Europe for about a year or so until eventually they burn up into the atmosphere and a little while from now they'll soon become part of everybody's.
-- -- -- this story that it really is said to think about all these things that.
Are going into space -- there's no real life human beings on this flight.
And there's a lot of challenges ahead -- as well.
An act as a supplies that they're trying to carry to the International Space Station -- -- a little bit more about about what the next several days and weeks look like.
-- getting the falcon nine rocket off the ground this morning prior view for a was 81 major hurdle especially after Saturday's aborted attempt with just happened seconds ago.
Well on Friday that is when the dragon capsule which is -- those hundreds of pounds of cargo very important for the space.
Residents on board the ISS.
It will then -- and dock with the International Space Station and have been successful.
Obviously that that opens the door the gateway to other companies such as Boeing.
As well as here in Nevada corporation.
To get there alone.
-- that -- built and assembled.
Rockets and capsules up into space to the International Space Station this -- the privatization.
-- what the space shuttle had been doing.
And it really is historic and the president and founder of SpaceX Elon Musk says for him in space it was -- winning the world championship.
There's so much.
Quote writing on on that -- so we're gonna win -- world.
And and and -- him -- so rich white people so there.
In in -- and and operating championship.
I mean it was -- -- -- made me think.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- The SpaceX dragon capsule will actually Roddick do with the space station on Thursday they'll -- -- about a day's worth of tests just to make sure everything is working perfectly.
And then the astronauts onboard the ISS will -- one of those big robotic arms.
-- rabbit the dragon and then bring it in and lock it -- to deport all -- all -- cargo and very importantly.
For the European Space Agency NASA of the Japanese space agency and the Russians.
Is they can then.
Put a bunch of trash and garbage on board.
Bring that capsule back to earth to recyclable capsule will parachute somewhere out in the Pacific.
You could see anywhere from four to six astronauts.
So three or four years from now that of the plan if everything goes well.
Actually sending up astronauts and about four years.
Sounds easy enough right just put out that arm and grab that thing in bringing into the -- The space station and a feeling probably part of that time Jones a former asked -- -- -- a little later on to talk more about this bill thank you so much big news today.
Phil -- with us.