Elon Musk’s company SpaceX sent four more astronauts into space. The destination is the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX’s Falcon rocket took off from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday night. At the head of which, there are four passengers in the Dragon Capsule. 26 hours journey. Elon was unable to appear in person during the launch of the first commercial, Elon’s professional flight of the space taxi due to the symptoms of ‘mild covid’. Seen from a distance through virtual.
Also last May, two USA astronauts went to ISS on Elon rocket. The trip was a joint venture with NASA. The experimental ride was called Crew-Demo-2. Despite getting infrastructure facilities and clearance from NASA. this time the journey was completely a SpaceX taxi flight. Just like you can rent an app cab like Uber and Ola to reach your destination. The destination is just a short distance away, in an orbit 250 miles from Earth.
SpaceX has named this journey ‘Crew-1 Mission’. The four explorers will reach their destination on Tuesday as India. They are Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, Vehicle Pilot Victor Glover, Commander Mike Hopkins and Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi. The first three are Americans, namely NASA. The fourth is from Japan’s Aerospace Aerospace Exploration Agency. They will stay in ISS for six months. The next SpaceX ferry will go there in March 2021.
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When the adventurers return in April 2021, Shannon will charge of the journey. This is the first time a woman has been seen in the role of a commander in space travel. Hopkins and Walker have both been to ISS once come before. Hopkins went in 2013. Walker in 2010. Naguchi toured the ISS in 2005 and 2001. He is the only astronaut in the world who has had the experience of going into space on three types of rockets three times.
Hopkins, fascinated by the private taxi service of space travel, arrived in orbit today and said, “What a wonderful journey!”
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