NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission was successful as the dragon splashes down safely

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission ended successfully with the landing and recovery of the Dragon capsule just as Crew-3 prepares for launch.

of NASA The Crew-2 mission reached a successful conclusion with the safe return of the Dragon capsule in another smooth landing and recovery by the SpaceX commercial team. Four astronauts were captured in a short video from inside the Endeavor spacecraft after recovery, smiling and signing the thumbs-up and V-shaped gesture with their fingers to represent victory, peace or both, a great example of humanity. working together to advance science with a common goal of discovery and progress.

This was SpaceX’s second commercial mission to make deliveries to the International Space Station. Additionally, this was the first manned flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft named Resilience, which launched in November last year. The Crew Dragon carried four astronauts atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and flew the International Space Station and docked. The crew spent over five months in space before disengaging and disembarking in early May 2021. The SpaceX Crew-2 was launched shortly thereafter, demonstrating the speed and reliability of this partnership with NASA.

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of NASA Crew-2 astronauts landed safely in the Gulf of Mexico just offshore from Pensacola, Florida on November 8, 2021, after a record-breaking 198-day stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Traveling an astounding 84,653,119 miles and orbiting Earth 3,194 times, Crew-2 astronauts took four spacewalks, participated in a variety of science missions, and contributed to the ongoing maintenance of the space station. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet were in good spirits, as seen in a video shared by NASA via Twitter. A long return was filmed from the ground by Jonny D and shared on YouTube.

Space Crew-3 will be launched soon

SpaceX facility at Kennedy Space Center

Immediately following the recovery of SpaceX Crew-2 by the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship, the next mission is already nearing its start, with the launch of Crew-3 scheduled for launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida already. at 9:03 PM EST on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, hopefully. The Endurance spacecraft is another Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station planning to dock the next evening, November 11, at 7pm EST.

NASA astronauts Raja Chari will be the mission commander with Tom Marshburn as the pilot. Mission specialists Kayla Barron (NASA) and Matthias Maurer (ESA) will join them for a six-month science mission to the space station. Both the launch and docking of the Crew Dragon capsule with the ISS will be broadcast live on NASA television, the NASA app and website.

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Source: NASA, NASA / Twitter, Jonny D / YouTube

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