Phi Beta Sigma Astronaut to Pilot New SpaceX Ship to the International Space Station This Month

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Courtesy of Watch the Yard

On October 31st, Phi Beta Sigma brother Victor J. Glover Jr. will make history by piloting the first operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station and do a 6-month stay on the International Space Station.

Glover will pilot the SpaceX Crew Dragon which is the first privately-built craft designed to transport people to and from space. This mission will test how the new type of spacecraft functions under new conditions.

According to Cal Poly, the ship has flown more than 20 trips between Earth and the International Space Station since 2012, but Glover’s mission will be the first to carry a full load of passengers rather than just a pilot, copilot and non-human cargo.

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