Three men and a woman have arrived at the International Space Station in a space capsule called Crew Dragon from private space company SpaceX. Four astronauts will dock at ISS, SpaceX and shared locations NASA With Saturday. They were on Friday With the help of a “Falcon-9” launcher from Cape Canaveral Spaceport in the US state Florida started off. SpaceX has now brought astronauts to the ISS within ten years, as the company previously only transported cargo.
“We are excited to be part of the advancement in manned spacecraft and look forward to exploring its orbit Earth To go out for mouth The founder of SpaceX said that for Mars and one day to help mankind create a space-traveling civilization on many planets Elon Musk. Acting NASA boss Steve Jurski spoke of “significant milestones” and “an incredible year for NASA”.
The Crew-2, which is to remain on the ISS for about six months until the end of October, includes two American astronauts Shane Kimbratt and Catherine Megan McArthur, as well as their Japanese partners Akihiko Hoshide and French Thomas Peskett. Pesket is the first astronaut to join the European Space Agency ThatWho flew for the ISS aboard a crew dragon. Along with the astronauts, Crew Dragon transported about 110 kg of supplies and materials for scientific experiments.
It is the second crew to be promoted by SpaceX to the ISS. The first – American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, as well as their Japanese colleague Soichi Noguchi – docked at the ISS in November. He is scheduled to return to Earth in late April. Until then, it will remain tough on the ISS: in addition to Crew-1, the Cosmonauts Oleg Novikki and Pyotr Dubrow as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei boarded the space station from early April.
The Crew-1 was the first to fly regularly with crew drones to the ISS, a flight successful after human trials for the ISS last spring. After a break of nearly nine years, the test was the first time that astronauts have returned to orbit from American Earth – and the first time they have been promoted by a private space company.
For the ISS flight, SpaceX used the first-ever crew Drew capsule and rocket stage. The rocket stage then safely returned to Earth and had to be used again to save costs. Four more manned SpaceX flights are currently planned for the ISS.