The times of the legendary Astrovan seem numbered. A van that has been driving every NASA space shuttle crew the 14.4 kilometer route from their quarters to launch pad 39A since 1984. During this time, the few kilometers added up to a considerable total of over 38,600 kilometers. But that is over now. The task of the astronaut shuttle is now taken over by a T esla Model X fleet.
This is not surprising, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA for short, has been cooperating for a long time with the multibillionaire Elon Musk, who is also the founder of SpaceX and Tesla. As early as January 2020, the two astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley showed up in front of such a double-door Tesla. The first 'hot' operation is to take place in Florida on the afternoon of May 27th this year. The first manned launch of a SpaceX rocket is planned for this day.