Four astronauts live on board International space station The ISS broke a record of 47 after spending the most time in space with a crew launched from American soil.
The astronauts, collectively known as Crew-1 – Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) – were the first full-fledged mission crew to be put in orbit by a private company. . (A smaller test mission for the International Space Station, consisting of just two astronauts who spent little time in space, preceded Crew-1 by several months.) Crew-1 arrived aboard a SpaceX orbit. Crew Dragon was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 15, a sister site of Live Science I mentioned Space.com earlier.
On Sunday February 7, the astronauts of Crew 1 took their place in the history books after spending their 85th day aboard the International Space Station. According to NASA.
The previous 84-day record was set in 1974 by the crew of the Skylab 4, the last mission aboard NASA’s first space station. Skylab. Since then, other record-breaking astronauts have all taken part in missions launched from other countries. SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission is the first manned mission to be launched from the United States since the space shuttle’s withdrawal in 2011, NASA said.
NASA took to Twitter to celebrate the feat, which coincided with Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.
Rise n ‘shine, time to play! #SuperBowlSunday Space Highlights: 🏆SpaceX Crew-1NASA_Astronauts breaks US space record for US space ~ 45 minutes after kickoff, Space_Station flies over #SBLV Tampa, Florida See Details: https://t.co / 5zqMM5imGV pic .twitter. com / oE1yMtO9XrFebruary 7, 2021
The astronauts on Crew 1 will almost certainly extend their record once they complete their six-month stay on the International Space Station. The next SpaceX manned mission is expected to begin in April, when Crew-2 goes into orbit to replace its predecessors. According to Space.com.
Originally posted on Live Science.