The US President Donald Trump talkes at the press conference following the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon. The President of the United States gave a speech at the Kennedy Space Center, where he stated that “the first woman on the Moon will be an American woman.”
The launch of the Dragon Crew spacecraft created by SpaceX of Elon Musk, was a success on Saturday. The historic NASA mission has captured the attention of the entire world, and even the President of the United States, Donald Trump, attended the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, to witness the takeoff, which he described as “incredible” and “this is only the beginning”.
Trump talked in the press conference following SpaceX launch
“Real awesomeness, nobody does this like us,” said Donald Trump. The historic launch of the SpaceX rocket defied expectations and sent a manned flight into space after nine years. The ship took off at 2:22 p.m. as had been stipulated since last Wednesday, May 27.
Later, President Donald Trump, who observed the launch a few kilometers away, gave a speech from the Kennedy Space Center, where he mentioned that “space will be one of the most important things” that the United States has done.
In addition, he thanked astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken, who are leading the mission.
“By 2024, our astronauts will return to the lunar surface to establish a permanent presence and launch pad to Mars. And the first woman on the Moon will be an American woman,” said Donald Trump.
— NASA (@NASA) May 30, 2020
The flight was manned by NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken, whose destination will be to reach the International Space Station, which is part of the Demo-2 mission. It is worth mentioning that the first attempt that was carried out last Wednesday was postponed due to bad weather conditions.
Astronauts appreciate being at the space launch Aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, located at the tip of the rocket, are traveling Doug Harley and Bob Benhken, two astronauts who participated in shuttle missions canceled by NASA after the Atlantis voyage in 2011.
“It is absolutely an honor for us to be part of this great effort to get the United States back into the space launch market,” Behnken said a few minutes before taking off. “Thank you for all the work you have done and putting the United States back into Earth orbit from the Florida coast,” added Hurley already from space.