SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ship Ilona Mask will be reused. About this in his Twitter account told journalist Michael Baylor (Michael Baylor).
He said a private company has received permission from NASA to reuse the Crew Dragon capsule with the Falcon 9 ship. The reuse permission will be in effect from the second launch. As a confirmation of his words, the journalist showed a fragment of an amended contract between SpaceX and the government department.
Previously, the Crew Dragon crew, sent to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the first astronaut delivery mission, described their impressions of the ship’s movement and docking. According to the commander of the device, Douglas Hurley, the device amazingly coped with its task. It was originally planned that after a manned flight, the Dragon capsule will be used for cargo delivery.
On May 31, the crew of Crew Dragon went aboard the ISS. The launch of the first private ship with crew on board took place on May 30 as a result of the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from the 39th launch complex of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Space Center in Florida.