SpaceX Dragon Capsule touched down safely from ISS

SpaceX Dragon Capsule touched down safely from ISS

Elon Musk’s SpaceX marked his “Crew Dragon” spacecraft flying from the International Space Station (ISS) with four astronauts to Earth, and successfully landed in the water of the bay. The successful completion of his “Crew 1” (Crew 1) mission. Mexico is near the coast of Florida.

The capsule named “Resilience” was sent to the International Space Station in November with four astronauts from crew 1, three of them from the United States and one from Japan. Two astronauts returned on Sunday . After nearly six months of space flight, SpaceX’s first mission to a US agency was completed at 3 o’clock in the morning on Sunday.

Seven people live on this permanent international space station. Participated in the crew 2 mission. Following the success of Demo-2, Crew-1 was launched in November, the first of six manned missions between NASA and SpaceX, and ushered in a new era of space travel in the United States. -In November 2020, members of the crew 1 team joined the members of Expedition 64 and conducted microgravity research on the International Space Station.

Some of the studies brought by the team include nutritional studies, which are designed to examine the effects of nutritional improvements on immune function and gut microbes, and these improvements can help the crew to get used to space travel. The last US mission to land an astronaut in the water in the dark was the historic Apollo 8, which was the first manned space flight to orbit the moon in 1968. Before sunrise on December 27 this year, the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.

Unit 1 originally planned to return on Wednesday afternoon last Wednesday, but the return time was delayed due to bad weather. Therefore, NASA switched to night landing on the grounds that the weather at night was calm and moonlight was abundant, which was a factor that influenced its decision.

Fortunately for the space agency, SpaceX also conducted a night landing exercise, and in January of this year, the company was able to land the cargo capsule from the space station on the water. In August last year, when the No. 2 spacecraft was splashing, a dozen amateur sailors gathered in the space capsule and made careful observations. To avoid any such problems, according to New York Times, the U.S. Coast Guard drives all ships or helicopters in use to a safety zone of 11.5 miles away from landing site.

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