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SpaceX will become the first private company to send people to space

SpaceX will become the first private company to send people to space

03.08.17

For the first time ever, a private organization will send a human to space on its own spacecraft. It will be SpaceX owned by Elon Musk.

The information was revealed from the NASA launch plan for the next year. According to it, SpaceX will be the first company to send people to the orbit on its carrier rocket and spaceship. Boeing will be the second company.

SpaceX intends to deliver people to the ISS in June of 2018 on the board of Dragon 2. Boeing will use CST-100 Starliner – its launch will take place two months later.

According to the license issued by NASA, both companies will conduct experimental launches without a crew on the board. SpaceX will do it in February of 2018, and Boeing – in June.

SpaceX already runs 45% of all satellite launches in the world, although in 2013 its share comprised not more than 5%. In 2017, the company plans to produce twenty Falcon 9 carrier rockets.