SpaceX’s crew-1 astronauts will get to spend a few extra days in space.
NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), were due to undock from the International Space Station in the Crew Dragon Resil spacecraft on the morning of Wednesday, April 28, later dropping down Days in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
But the forecast of strong winds prompted the mission control to postpone the withdrawal as it was feared that conditions might hamper the recovery effort.
Astronauts are now expected to land in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 11 at 11:36 am. Digital Trends has complete and updated details of the entire development, the way you can see the entire process beforehand throughout the day. Splash on Saturday.
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Crew-1 stuck to its program of handing over the space station command, despite the astronauts being slightly longer than expected, with NASA’s Shannon Walker at a special event to JAXA astronaut and SpaceX crew-2 member Akihiko Hoshide Give responsibilities. It took place on Tuesday 27 April.
Hoshide arrived at the space station along with other Crew-2 astronauts – NASA’s Shane Kimbros and Megan McArthur and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Peskett, on Saturday April 24, for the crew to live and work on the space-based laboratory With the set. Next six months.
Crew-1 was launched at the International Space Station in November 2020 and is the first of six crew missions NASA and SpaceX will fly as part of the agency’s commercial crew program, which launched with American rockets with astronauts Worked with the American aerospace industry and spacecraft from American soil.
It follows a successful test mission in May 2020, when NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Bihken flew to the space station aboard the crew drug capsule, which was safely returning several months later. The Demo-2 mission marked the first astronaut launch and landing in US territory since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011.