Baby Yoda tags along on SpaceX's first operational mission for NASA
16 November, 2020, 20:38
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is now bringing four astronauts - three from NASA, and one from Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency - to spend several months aboard the International Space Station.
"That was one heck of a ride", astronaut Mike Hopkinssaid from Crew Dragon to SpaceX mission control about an hour after liftoff. Following the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, Nasa awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co almost $7 billion in contracts to build new transport systems to the space station, an orbiting laboratory about 400 km above Earth, as part of the agency's Commercial Crew programme.
The crew led by Hopkins, an Air Force colonel, includes physicist Shannon Walker and Navy Cmdr. and rookie astronaut Victor Glover, who will be the first Black astronaut to spend an extended period aboard the space station - a full five to six months. They were joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, making his third trip to space after previously flying on the US shuttle in 2005 and Soyuz in 2009. That number has occasionally dropped to as low as three on several occasions, which leaves fewer people to help run experiments and help keep the space station well maintained. But the launch was postponed for a day due to forecasts of gusty winds - remnants of Tropical Storm Eta - that would have made a return landing for the Falcon 9's reusable booster stage hard, NASA officials said.
"Falcon 9 looked great, Dragon was dropped off into a handsome orbit about 12 minutes into the mission, and we'll get more data as we go".
Hopkins called back: "To all the people at NASA and SpaceX, by working together through these hard times, you've inspired the nation, the world".
NASA is looking to the Crew-1 mission to end the country's reliance on Russian Federation to access the ISS.
President-elect Joe Biden Tweeted his congratulations, saying the launch was "a testament to the power of science".
Vice-President Mike Pence was expected at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations aboard privately owned and operated capsules.
Sunday's launch is thus considered the first fully operational mission for a Crew Dragon.
"This is an important mission for NASA, SpaceX and our partners at JAXA, and we look forward to watching this crew arrive at station to carry on our partnership for all of humanity". In the intervening years, US astronauts have had to hitch rides into orbit aboard Russia's Soyuz spacecraft. The successful second launch of a crew to the ISS is a landmark for NASA and SpaceX.
"I could not be more proud of the work we've done here today", said Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX.
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