2 Mar 2019

Elon Musk’s SpaceX takes major step towards reviving US astronaut presence

A privately-funded rocket has taken a major step towards once-again sending American astronauts into space from US soil.

NASA stopped its Space Shuttle programme eight years ago. It has sent people into space aboard Russian rockets but has also been working with Elon Musk’s SpaceX project.

The SpaceX rocket took off this morning from Florida carrying only a test dummy. But it could be carrying passengers as early as July.
Harry Smith reports.