Monday, 03 August, 2020

SpaceX clarifies the sleek Crew Dragon spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts

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Sandy Nunez | 31 July, 2020, 15:44

The Crew Dragon will ferry NASA astronauts, commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, and mission specialist Shannon Walker along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi for the Crew-1 mission to the ISS. Kimbrough had joined NASA in 2000 and has completed 189 total days in space. The Crew 2 will be Robert's third trip to the infinite space, while it will only be Megan's second.

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 7:34 p.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 1, for undocking of the Dragon "Endeavour" spacecraft from the space station and 2:42 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, for splashdown, which will be the first return of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft carrying astronauts from the space station. She was born in Honolulu but considers California to be her home state.

She previously flew in the space shuttle Atlantis on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.

Space missions will become a family affair with the launch of McArthur who is married to Demo-2 astronauts Behnken. She holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a doctorate in oceanography from the University of California, San Diego.

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After completing his astronaut training at NASA, he flew on STS-124 as a Mission Specialist.

Pesquet is an ESA astronaut that has been to the ISS on two previous occasions as part of Expeditions 50/51 and Expedition 64/65.

Putting four astronauts on SpaceX's spring 2021 mission, dubbed Crew-2, will bring the quantity of individuals staffing the ISS to seven, permitting "NASA to effectively double the amount of science that can be conducted in space", the office said Tuesday. As a global endeavor, 240 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 3,000 research and educational investigations from researchers in 108 countries. Furthermore, in light of the fact that SpaceX will be allowed to sell additional seats onboard its rocket, NASA space explorers may one day end up offering a ride to travelers, corporate researchers, and even celebrities. It aims to understand challenges faced during long space durations and find solutions for overcoming them.

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