Every time SpaceX starts a mission, it always leaves traces of success. SpaceX recently brought a crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station. The Falcon rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The crew members are from NASA and JAXA (three Americans and one Japanese). The crew members are Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins belongs to NASA, while Soichi Noguchi belongs to JAXA. The rocket was launched at 7:27 p.m. EST at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The journey to this point has not been easy for SpaceX
There were a number of milestones SpaceX had to pass, including a demonstration of the record launch. In the demonstration, both the launch pad launch safety system and the emergency safety system were canceled after launch. All take-off work, docking and landing were managed by SpaceX’s autonomous software and navigation.
Three out of four astronauts on the team have already been to space, but it’s his first time for Victor Glover at NASA. Upon reaching the International Space Station, these four will work with Kate Rubins, Roscosmos consonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov from NASA.
What is the current status of the crew and the missile?
The crew is fine and everything is going according to plan. Before the crew can reach the International Space Station, the rocket has to fly for 27 hours. The rocket is scheduled to dock with the ISS at 11:00 p.m. EST on Monday evening. Once the crew members have reached the International Space Station, they will remain on duty there until June 2021.
There was only one problem with the launch of the rocket: the weather. So the team decided to postpone the flight by 24 hours.