NASA Astronauts who made history will return on August 2nd at SpaceX Crew Dragon

NASA Astronauts who made history will return on August 2nd at SpaceX Crew Dragon

168 - NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are on top of SpaceX Crew Dragon, will release the dock from the International Space Station (ISS) on August 1, 2020, according to a tweet by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

For the uninitiated, both are part of the historic SpaceX Demo-2 mission - the first private spaceship to bring humans from Earth to the center of space.

The Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft (C206) was launched from Earth on May 30 with the help of a reusable Falcon 9 rocket. Now, after spending nearly two months at ISS, astronauts will return home on August 2. For your reference, the flight time for the first trip is around 19 hours.

However, Bridenstine also added that weather conditions near the arrival date could shift the schedule.

As you know, Demo-2 is a trial mission carried out to test the feasibility of a human-crew spacecraft using the Dragon Dragon spacecraft. NASA and SpaceX have the first operational flight, known as Crew-1, planned for later this year, where four astronauts will go into space.

If all goes well, the plan includes sending tourists in outer space by 2021/2022. However, that sounds too far in the ear because many of us even step out of the house in an achievement. Even so, SpaceX led by Elon Musk is working hard to bring new types of tourism into our lives.

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By the way, we will continue to post you on further details about Crew Dragon's return journey.

via Engadget

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