WASHINGTON: The 2 US astronauts who reached the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) on board the primary crewed US spacecraft in practically a decade will go away for Earth on August 1, NASA’s chief mentioned Friday. “Splashdown is focused for Aug. […]
“Splashdown is focused for Aug. 2. Climate will drive the precise date. Keep tuned,” tweeted the US house company’s administrator Jim Bridenstine.
NEWS: We’re focusing on an Aug. 1 departure of @SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft from the @Space_Station to carry… https://t.co/V6pBbN8KKz
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) 1595002649000
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley took off from Florida aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Could 30, turning into the primary astronauts to hitch a trip to the ISS on board a business spaceship, which is underneath contract with NASA.
It was the primary time a crewed spaceship was launched from the US since 2011 when the house shuttle program was ended.
Between then and this mission, American astronauts traveled solely on Russian rockets.
Ultimately, Dragon will frequently carry 4 astronauts to the ISS at a time, from NASA and associate house businesses in Canada, Japan, Europe and probably Russia.
This would be the first time the SpaceX capsule will make the journey to Earth with astronauts, having efficiently accomplished an uncrewed check run final 12 months.
It’s going to splash down within the Atlantic, just like the Apollo capsules did within the 1960s and 1970s.