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NASA approved the test for a new crew capsule by SpaceX.

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American Space Agency NASA has given space for SpaceX to test a new crew capsule on Friday. Under this, an unmanned vehicle will be sent to the International Space Station with a lifelong mannequin. William Gerstenmaier, Assistant Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Campaign, said, “We are going to move on projection and docking. A Falcon 9 rocket of American private company SpaceX is to be launched on March 2.

“Through this, the crew dragon test capsule will be sent to the International Space Station,” said NASA’s statement. NASA signed a contract with SpaceX and Boeing in 2014 to carry American astronauts to the International Space Station. This will be the first time when American space agency NASA will allow a private sector company to move its astronauts into space.

NASA ended its space shuttle program in 2011. Since then, NASA has relied on the Russian Soyuz Rocket to send its astronauts to the International Space Station. At the news conference in Cape Canaveral, at Florida, Gerstenmaier said that the launch of the 2 March would be like that launch with which two astronauts would be taken to the International Space Station later this year. The said launch will probably be in July.