The year 2019 will be “an amazing year” for spaceflight worldwide, Yuri’s Night organizers said in a press release.
“SpaceX plans to launch a crew on their Dragon capsule this year, and Blue Origin hopes to have their first suborbital crewed launch,” the organizers wrote. “Even the steady hands at the world’s space agencies are showing that they can improve on the [regular] process of delivering crew and supplies to the International Space Station, delivering the latest Russian Progress craft from the ground to the station in a mere 3 hours and 23 minutes (2 orbits) — a new record,” they wrote.
Here’s a lovely documentary from Deep Space TV and Roscosmos Studios:
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