SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

25 Mai, 2020, 01:37 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Astronaut Rex Walheim on Saturday expressed confidence that NASA's partnership with SpaceX will help the US reach new frontiers in space.

NASA still hasn't decided how long the astronauts will stay in space.

It will be the first crewed launch in SpaceX history, and the first time NASA has sent humans to space from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle Era. "On May 27, Nasa will again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!"

The historic launch that would take NASA astronauts to the ISS from USA soil has been cleared for launch next week despite the coronavirus pandemic and the departure of the agency's human spaceflight lead.

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are scheduled to blast off from Kennedy Space Center at 4:33 pm (2033 GMT) on Wednesday for the International Space Station, arriving the next day. With American shuttles no longer in use, the United States has had to rely on Russian Federation for rides to the station.

NASA used the illustrious shuttle program - huge, extremely complex, winged ships that carried dozens of astronauts into space for three decades.

On April 9, Chris Cassidy became the last Nasa astronaut to fly to the ISS on board a Russian Soyuz rocket that lifted from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with two other cosmonauts on board - Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.

"I's a combination of the space flight history of NASA with the entrepreneurial spirit of SpaceX, and it's worked out real well". From the development of reusable rockets to designing the Crew Dragon capsule, the company has grown leaps and bounds.

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Behnken and Hurley have been training for five years on the Crew Dragon capsule, which features touchscreens as opposed to the switches and buttons of the Apollo capsules of the 1960s.

If all of those things line up, NASA will be able to sign off on the Crew Dragon and begin using it for missions to the ISS whenever it pleases.

NASA has given SpaceX approval to proceed with final preparations for the first commercial crew mission with astronauts on board, although there is still work to complete ahead of the planned May 27 launch.

The manned mission, called Demo-2, is crucial for Washington in two ways.

Behnken and Hurley, both selected for their extensive test pilot and flight experience, have already carried out a number of missions on the space shuttle before the remaining fleet of spacecraft were retired in 2011. Hurley is the spacecraft commander for Demo-2, and will handle launch, landing and recovery.

Another prelaunch event took place shortly after the briefing, when SpaceX conducted its standard static-fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage engines. While the spacecraft is programmed to do the docking automatically, the crew will be constantly monitoring it.

Nineteen hours later they will dock at the ISS, where two Russians and an American are waiting for them.


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