It is time to light some candles again. SpaceX (SPACE) plan to launch the company’s first full mission with NASA astronauts as early as October 23.
The Crew-1 mission is slated to take three U.S. astronauts and one Japanese astronaut in the Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station for a six-month stay.
The mission won’t be cleared until NASA and SpaceX finish examining Demo-2 data and officially certify Crew Dragon and the Falcon 9 for operational crewed missions.
SpaceX investors include Baillie Gifford, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Elon Musk, Fidelity Investments, Threshold Ventures, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Oakhouse Partners and Ace Capital.