SpaceX to launch citizens into space possibly as early as 2021
FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti explains how Elon Musk’s SpaceX may be set to launch private citizens to orbit around Earth come early 2021.
A SpaceX cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, delivering the company's 20th batch of gear and treats.
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The Dragon capsule reached the orbiting lab after launching late Friday night. NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir used the station's robot arm to capture the spacecraft.
The 4,300-pound (1,950-kilogram) shipment contains science experiments and equipment, as well as special goodies for the three-person crew aloft for months: grapefruit, tomatoes, Skittles, Reese's Pieces and Hot Tamales.
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This is the last of SpaceX's original-style Dragons. All future ones are designed to carry either cargo or crew, and will dock automatically rather than require robot-arm assistance. SpaceX has been sending up station cargo since 2012 and plans to start launching NASA astronauts this spring.