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The NASA astronauts are on their first manned SpaceX mission which can be a “Messy Camping Trip”

There were a few selected astronauts of U.S who were selected for flying aboard SpaceX capsule which was made in NASA. It was just a trial version of the original spaceship. They said that it was a part of the real one. The new was also made of an original space shuttle program which was created before 8 years back. The new technology was a better version of the last one. The design of the old ship was handled by Space shuttle Veteran Bob Behnken who is 48 years of old and Doug Hurley who is 52 years of old. The design of the original one will be ready in the year of 2020 which was declared in the Cape Carnival in Florida. It was a first man flight of Crew Dragon Capsule made by the International Space station.

After the old mission, two astronauts named Mike Hopkins of age 50 and Victor Glover of age 43 are going to lead the path of the vehicles first operational mission. Probably there will be two more members from other countries. Their capability was developed by NASA’s new commercial partnership. They have stated that their path was not that easy. Hurley told in an interview which was conducted with the astronauts at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston that:

 “People to a degree think it’s pretty glamorous to be able to go into space, but it’s actually like a messy camping trip.”

SpaceX is a private organization which is owned by a rich entrepreneur named Elon Musk. They have a huge success rate of launching the unpiloted crew dragon on the month of March, which was a demo 1. The capsule was recovered after it was splashed in the Atlantic ocean. But the SpaceX also experienced bad luck when the Crew Dragon was blown up. They have to abort the mission with thrusters. It was designed to propel the capsule, but the safety of the crews was the priority so they have to stop that mission at that moment.

The accident has changed the schedule of the SpaceX launch schedule. They are already working on the test dates which was planned in the month of July. Boing’s starliner crew mission was planned in August which was much ahead of the manned mission of SpaceX.

 Examining the errors

The errors which occurred in the time of landing was investigated by a few scientists and some aerospace engineers. Behnken stated that :

“In general, the anomaly that happened to us in the past, that’s the best kind because we’ll figure that one out … and we’ll make sure that that’s not going to happen again,” Behnken said. “We’re the risk-takers and being informed on that risk is super important as well.”

Hopkins said:

“This is part of the process. It’s not surprising that it’s happened. We all wish that we haven’t had some of these issues, but … as long as you’ve got a good process, a good team put together, you can get through them.”

SpaceX has already created the Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 which is already revolving in their orbit. It will be a big achievement for the Elon Musk’s Organization. NASA is also in, it’s a way to launch their human flight after almost a decade.

NASA has already paid Musk’s company and Boeing company almost about $7 B. The objective is to send the astronauts to space. A long time back, they have worked on this project. For that The astronauts have shifted their focus on Russian launched spacecraft named Soyuz.

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Payal Sorathiya
Payal Sorathiya is the Editor at Indian Science. She looks after the editing work of the blog. She also likes to write about the latest technological advancements in the field of science. Apart from this, she is a Foodie. To get in touch with Payal for news reports you can email her on [email protected] or reach her out on social media linked below.

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