Tonight, for the first time in nine years, Elon Musk’s company is sending a manned space rocket to the International Space Station.
This will mark history for the SpaceX company as two American astronauts will en route to space. Elon Musk is doing this historic event in collaboration with the veteran NASA. This is a huge blast for SpaceX and NASA as both parties were trying for this from the past decade.
The British public will be able to witness the rocket with their bare eyes at 9.50 pm (UK time) as the sky is forecasted to be clear tonight.
Though there are chances of rain in southern Scotland and northern England, the chances are very low.It will be only a thin, patchy cloud only as overall it is going to be a dry evening. The astronaut and the rocket are all being geared up at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
According to Tim Peake, a British astronaut, the public can see this fascinating scene if they face the South West. Not only the SpaceX will be seen at 9.50 but at 9.30 the International Space Station will fly to catch up with the rocket.
President Donald Trump will watch the Falcon 9, the SpaceX rocket, whereas the whole world can witness it on NASA’s TV Channel. For Britishers, it will look like two thin lights crossing the sky.
While talking about the preparations, Kathy Lueders, manager at NASA, stated that she is proud of her team as they are trying to do things the right way following the protocols. We are endeavoring to complete all the paperwork soon and with keen-eyes and watchfulness, we will continue our mission.
This is the first time a private company is collaborating with NASA to send a rocket to space. Quite expectedly, if this goes right it will pave a great way for both types of companies to make partnerships and blast the astronauts into space. The dreams of space residence came true with this kind of adventure and effort.