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SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule to take test flight on January 7, 2019

•, Georgina Torbet

If you've been waiting to hear when the next must-watch SpaceX event will happen, then we have good news for you: the Crew Dragon capsule will be sent on its maiden test flight on January 7, 2019.

The Crew Dragon capsule has been in the works for several years, with the aim of eventually transporting astronauts to locations such as the International Space Station (ISS). The capsule includes seven seats for the crew to strap themselves safely into, and four windows to allow them to appreciate the incredible view from space.

The first flight of the Crew Dragon will be called the Demo-1, or DM-1 for short, and will be sent hurtling into the atmosphere atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, most famous for being the same launching site of the Apollo 11 mission that carried the first astronauts to the moon.

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