A SpaceX The team capsule will return four astronauts to Earth in the first overnight splash for NASA since 1968, and will bid farewell to the International Space Station tonight (May 1) and view everything live online.
SpaceX’s Crew-1 dragon spacecraft, called the Recession, is scheduled to open EDT (0035 GMT) at 8:35 pm from the space station. Delays due to bad weather Earth at its Splastown site. The spacecraft will return home in six months to NASA astronauts Victor Clover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Sochi Nokuchi.
you can Watch SpaceX’s Crew-1 Dragon open here And on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. NASA’s livestream will begin at 6pm EDT (2200 GMT) and continue to Splash Town, scheduled for EDT (0657 GMT) at 2:57 a.m. Sunday.
NASA officials said in an update that “this is the first night of a U.S. spacecraft Splash Down with NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lowell and Bill Anders since the return of Apollo 8 in the Pacific Ocean on December 27, 1968.” The Apollo 8 NASA’s first team to orbit the moon.
SpaceX has been extensively trained to retrieve a crew dragon capsule overnight. In January, NASA spokesman Rob Navias told Space.com that the company had done a quick job recovering the unloaded Dragon cargo capsule overnight.
Live updates: SpaceX’s Crew-1 astronaut to space station
The crew-1 was SpaceX’s first space astronaut for NASA and arrived at the station a day after being launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 15. This is SpaceX’s second aircraft after the Demo 2 test flight by two NASA astronauts launched in May 2020. SpaceX’s third astronaut, Crew-2, reached the space station last week.
It takes about 6.5 hours for the Crew-1 Dragon Capsule to return to Earth. The chicks between the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the International Space Station will close at 6:20 pm EDT (2220 GMT) and will not open until two hours later.
In the photos: SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station
SpaceX awaits rescue ships in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA plans to hold an EDT (0900 GMT) Splitstown press conference at 5 a.m. to discuss the return of the Crew-1. In addition to its astronauts, regression sensitivity must quickly recover scientific results.
After six months in space, the Crew-1 astronauts have said they are ready to come home.
“Now we’m going home, it’s exciting, because we do not know what to expect, going down into the water under parachutes like this.
Chief Crew-1 is one of the six astronauts for SpaceX NASA as part of the space agency’s commercial crew program. SpaceX is one of only two companies to have multi-billion contracts to fly astronauts into space for NASA, but it is the first company to do so. The other company, Boeing, is preparing to fly its second unmanned test aircraft of its Starliner capsule later this year.
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