Later this month, SpaceX and NASA will try to fly a new vehicle to space for only the 9th time in world history

May 27 could mark only the ninth time in the history of the world that a crew of astronauts will take off from a brand new launch vehicle on a mission to space. The last time the United States did it was in 1981, 39 years ago.

The magnitude of the historical milestone and the pressure of the launch is weighing on the teams at SpaceX and NASA that are orchestrating the mission, a piloted test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule that plans to return to the U.S. the capability of flying astronauts to the International Space Station from American soil. Read more here.