Washington, DC– This afternoon, SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit. The Demo-2 mission is a historic achievement for the nation and a milestone in the history of spaceflight. It highlights the importance of the commercial spaceflight industry in advancing American leadership and facilitating economic expansion in space.
“CSF applauds SpaceX and NASA for today’s successful Demo-2 launch,” said CSF President, Eric Stallmer. “This accomplishment is a historic achievement and a testament to the incredible capabilities of America’s commercial spaceflight industry, which is leveraging private capital and innovation to deliver the world’s safest and most capable space systems and to advance American leadership in space. Crew Dragon is now on its way to the International Space Station, and we wish SpaceX and NASA continued success during the rest of the Demo-2 mission.”