Trio of astronauts headed to International Space Station

  • Trio of astronauts headed to International Space Station

Trio of astronauts headed to International Space Station

"During the launch on June 6, new methods were tested for the first time to exercise visual control of the space rocket's flight".

As the Inquisitr reported at the time, following his company's monumental success, Musk told reporters that he hopes the Falcon Heavy launch will inspire an worldwide space race.

When it comes to political parties, 70 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Americans believe that NASA is still vital in the future of the industry, but only 59 percent of the total Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans say the same. A third (33 percent) do think that these private companies could advance the industry even without the agency.

From launching satellites for studying the Earth's atmosphere to exploring distant planets, NASA oversees a wide array of space-exploration-related activities.

The results show that 13 percent of Americans consider sending astronauts to the moon a top priority.

SpaceX is aiming to play a part in helping NASA to return human spaceflight launches to American soil while ferrying astronauts to and from the ISS, while its long-term goal is to build a reliable, reusable, and cost-effective rocket system for far more ambitious journeys to Mars and beyond. However, a great deal of Americans surveyed in the pool tend to be skeptical about whether private companies will minimize space debris. However, 58 percent say they have no interest in taking this trip themselves, stating that the trip would either be "too expensive", "too scary", or that their age or health would not allow it.

Also, half of Americans (50%) believe people will routinely travel to space as tourists within the next 50 years.

In a national survey of 2,541 US adults conducted March 27-April 9, 2018, roughly seven-in-ten Americans (72%) say it is essential for the continue to be a world leader in space exploration.

"We were struck by the finding about public priorities for NASAs mission", Cary Funk of Pew Research Center tells Axios.