SpaceX Another historic astronaut is preparing for launch next month.
Private astronauts plan to send four astronauts to NASA’s International Space Station on November 14. The company announced Monday (Oct. 26). Called Crew-1, the mission will be SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut taxi’s first operational aircraft and the second Crew Dragon mission to carry passengers on board. It is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket 7:49 pm EST (November 15, 0049 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Riding the Dragon NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Clover and Michael Hopkins and Japan Space Agency astronaut Sochi Nokuchi will spend about six months in orbit before returning to Earth. NASA astronauts Bob Behanken and Doug Hurley spend 62 days at the International Space Station Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission Earlier this year.
Faced with Crew-1, which was originally scheduled to launch Aug. 30 Many delays Getting off the ground. NASA postponed the mission to late September, then Oct. 23, then October 31, and finally From November to mid-November, Citing logistics and technical issues. Newly announced target date companies up to that timeline.
The most recent delay is due to the company’s evaluating the nominal behavior of Falcon 9 first-stage engine gas generators observed during the latest NASA non – mission launch attempt to provide more time to complete SpaceX hardware testing and data reviews, “NASA officials said. Said in a blog post, Representing SpaceX GPS satellite launch launched On Oct. 2.
Meanwhile, SpaceX is not the only company that pays astronauts into space for NASA. Boeing CST-100 Starliner The spacecraft, which failed to reach the International Space Station during its test flight last year, is expected to launch its second unmanned demonstration mission in January 2021, its first group aircraft following next summer.
If all goes according to plan, the Crew-1 astronauts will arrive safely through the dock International Space Station After a 19 hour flight. There they will join NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian astronauts Sergei Ryzykov and Sergei Kut-Sverkov as members of the Expedition 64 crew.
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