NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JXAA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi made history over the weekend when they made the first operational mission of SpaceX’s reusable crew Dragon spacecraft in about six months. Completed after the stay. International Space Station (ISS).
This week the crew will talk about their various experiences during the mission, including riding there and back and everything in between. Details on how to watch are included at the end of this article.
Prior to the Crew-1 mission, Crew Dragon carried out astronauts on a demo-test test mission just once, carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Bihken in the space station. The success of that trip paved the way for the launch of the Crew-1 in November 2020.
Space fans are likely to be interested in hearing about the experiences of astronauts during the six-and-a-half-hour journey from the space station on Sunday.
Entering the Earth’s atmosphere at high speeds puts a huge strain on a spacecraft, which incorporates a special heat shield to protect it from burning.
Talking about its return last summer, Behenken said the crew dragon capsule was “really alive” and looked “like an animal” when it entered Earth’s atmosphere.
“As we descended into the atmosphere, the thrusters were firing almost continuously,” the astronaut said. “It doesn’t sound like a machine, it sounds like an animal with all the puffs coming from the atmosphere that is happening through the thrusters and the atmosphere.”
As part of training to prepare astronauts for the final stages before the splashdown, SpaceX play audio clips that were recorded inside the Crew Dragon during an uncontrolled cargo mission to the space station prior to the first astronauts’ journey Were. This helps give astronauts a clearer understanding of what to expect in those noisy and bumpy final stages.
We are curious to discover if the crew-1 astronauts’ experiences were similar to Bacon’s.
how to see?
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will begin to question on Thursday May 6 at 3:45 pm ET.
The news conference will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website. You can also watch it on the embedded video player at the top of this page.
In the meantime, enjoy some of the highlights of the ISS mission of crew-1 astronauts through this collection of photos and footage.