SpaceX launched Crew Dragon Capsule into Earth's orbit

Katie Ramirez
March 7, 2019

On early Saturday morning, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon capsule mounted on top of Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX's Demo-2 test flight, which will fly NASA astronauts to the space station, is targeted to launch in July.

That successful docking happened on March 3. As CNN famous, there was additionally a danger that it might harm the ISS.

"Crew Dragon" was launched on March 2nd and is an unmanned mission that will be transporting 400 pounds of "supplies and equipment to the Space Station". According to NPR, astronauts aboard the ISS had been in a position to board the Crew Dragon round 7:07 a.m. time in Houston, the place NASA employees have been watching the occasion, and later returned without oxygen masks to correctly examine the craft. On March 8, Crew Dragon will detach from the ISS to splash down in the Pacific Ocean. That's a part of the uncrewed take a look at the run that issues SpaceX CEO Elon Musk essentially the most, the BBC wrote. NASA now depends entirely on Russian Soyuz rockets and spacecraft to transport its astronauts to and from the ISS.

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SpaceX has to be pretty pleased with how Crew Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket performed these past few days.

Russian Federation and the United States will continue cooperation in manned and resupply space programs after the launch of the US Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), spokesman for Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos Vladimir Ustimenko told TASS on Monday, Trend reports referring to TASS. A sensor-laden mannequin named Ripley and floating Earth plush toy in the cockpit measured the noises and stresses.

The three United States, Canadian and Russian crew members aboard the space station watched the rendezvous via TV cameras. Both astronauts - Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken - were at SpaceX Mission Control in Southern California, observing all the action. The capsule's nose cap was wide open like a dragon's mouth, to expose the docking mechanism.

As many as seven astronauts could squeeze in, although four will be the norm once flights get going, allowing for a little cargo room. He marvels at how the Dragon has just 30 buttons and touch screens, compared with the space shuttle cockpit's 2,000 switches and circuit breakers. The version designed for humans is slightly bigger and safer.

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