Astronauts from the United States, Japan and France should arrive at the International Space Station in the early hours of Saturday morning
Cape Canaveral- In less than a year, in the third manned space flight by Elon Musk’s rapidly expanding company for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), SpaceX used recovered rockets and space The cabin put four astronauts into orbit.
Astronauts from the United States, Japan, and France should arrive at the International Space Station in the early hours of Saturday morning. This is after a 23-hour flight in the same Dragon capsule, which carried out SpaceX’s first manned flight in May. They will stay in the orbital laboratory for six months.
After years of testing the International Space Station’s replenishment flights, SpaceX reused spacecraft and rockets to transport astronauts for NASA for the first time. The thruster was used in the company’s second crew flight in November.
Mission commander Shane Kimbrough and his crew wrote the initials on the propeller a few weeks ago, hoping to use this as a tradition.
“It’s nice to be back in space,” Kimbruff said on the radio once the capsule was in orbit.
Another NASA astronaut Megan McArthur (Megan McArthur) took the same seat as her husband Bob Behnken during SpaceX’s first manned flight. The space capsule also boarded Japan’s first Japanese star Akihiko Hiko and France’s Thomas Pesquet. They were the first Europeans to arrive at the orbital laboratory by merchant ship.
On both sides of the road near the Kennedy Center in Cape Canaveral, onlookers witnessed the falcon taking off before dawn. In order to take advantage of the improved weather, its take-off was delayed by one day, which would cause it to abort the launch before reaching orbit in an emergency.