NASA and SpaceX It has slowed its return to Earth for four astronauts on the Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station due to bad weather.
SpaceX’s Crew-1 Dragon capsule and Crew of four The station is unlocked today (30 April) and splashed before noon on Saturday (May 1) their departure. It has been delayed since Wednesday. (Apr 28) Due to weather conditions, NASA and SpaceX mission teams have not yet agreed a return date.
“Mission teams from NASA and SpaceX will meet again on Friday to review Crew-1’s chances of a safe return,” said a NASA official. Write in a statement“Crew Dragon is in good health aboard the space station and the team will continue to look for optimal conditions for both the splash and recovery.”;
On photos: SpaceX Crew-1 Mission to the International Space Station
SpaceX’s Crew-1 Crew Dragon spacecraft, called Resilience, will splash into one of seven different target sites, whether it’s the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. Astronaut crews are on a six-month mission in space.
There are 11 astronauts currently aboard the space station, the highest since the space shuttle era, when as many as 13 astronauts had to coexist inside an orbital outpost, roughly the size of a five-bedroom house. During the handover of the crew
Crew-1 astronauts, including NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi, are waiting at the space station to return home. They are three members of the Soyuz MS-18 mission, American Mark Vande Hei, and the recently-arrived Roscosmos astronaut Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov and Crew-2, comprised of Japan’s Akihiko Hoshide, NASA’s Shane Kimbrough, and Megan McArthur and European aerospace. Thomas Pesquet, the agency’s astronaut
After Crew-1’s departure, Hoshide will lead Expedition 65.He and the rest of Crew-2 will be in space until October 2021.
Crew members are busy in the overcrowded space station with scientific experiments, laboratory maintenance and emergency equipment training, NASA said in a statement. On Thursday, the crew collected urine samples and conducted experiments to study how space affects adhesion and movement. They also replaced the fuel bottles supporting the combustion experiment and installed new hardware to enable the study of high-performance space computers.
NASA says some astronauts have Need to find an alternative to sleep As the space station currently has only seven suitable crew rooms or private space for astronauts to sleep in: four in the US harmony module, one in Europe’s Columbus module and two in Russia’s Zvezda module.
A temporary “camping” location for the crew to sleep during the delivery time may be in the US Quest air log, the Japanese Kibo module, or in a docked spacecraft. Hopkins slept on the Crew-1 Dragon Resilience for the rest of his six months on the station.
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