As we approach the second half of 2020, it’s difficult to find a bit of good news. However, on Saturday (30th) at 3:22 PM EST, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 was set into motion with Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) Mission and made history at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida when they launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit. Elon Musk’s private space company marked their first-ever crewed mission along with astronauts heading to space from U.S soil for the first time in nine years. The next day, Crew Dragon docked to the International Space Station as these tests could mark a turning point for America’s space exploration with future missions to the Moon, Mars, and further.
According to Space.com, Behnken and Hurley included AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” to their playlist. SpaceX commentator Lauren Lyons explained the two selected the track because it’s been nearly a decade since astronauts launched from the US soil, meaning, “they are back.”
For those who missed the launch, you can watch it below: