There are four astronauts that are arrived to the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday to bring the United States. There is one step closer to regularly ferrying travelers to and from the International Space Station. The NASA and Space X Crew had start its 1 mission and it is scheduled to launch on Saturday evening. NASA seems to be the mission is a major step for its commercial crew program which aims to be in routinely rotate crews on and off of the International Space Station while it also laying the groundwork for future missions to the moon and the Mars. They said that they are taking another big leap in this transformation in how they do human spaceflight NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine had said. What we were talking about here is the commercialization of space. NASA is one of the customers as like many customers which are in a robust commercial market place in low Earth orbit.
The crew members
The crew includes with Commander Michael Hopkins and pilot Victor Glover and also a mission specialist Shannon Walker, all Americans. Mission specialist Soichi Noguchi the first Japanese astronaut to perform a spacewalk outside is the space station rounds out the four. Upon docking with the International Space Station is the four members will be welcomed by the current crew including with an astronaut Kate Rubins, who recently voted from space bringing the space station is complement to seven for the first time in its history. Over the next several months the crew will conduct science research on such topics as botany and cancer. Their return has been scheduled for the spring.
NASA is working with Space X
NASA has been working with the private company Space X to deliver their cargo to and from the station for years. This summer is two NASA astronauts flew to the ISS on a Space X capsule and the later successfully splashed down off the coast of Pensacola. Since 1975, it was the first planned splashdown. After that successful test NASA has certified the Space X crew system as “operational” for future astronaut missions. In 2011 NASA retired the Space Shuttle fleet; the agency that has to buy seats on the Russian Soyuz space craft for its flights to the ISS. They said that they cannot tell them how great it is to welcome a crew there in to the space. Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana told the group that their arrival on Sunday and added that he envy each and every one of them. This whole effort to commercialize low Earth orbit this is just a gigantic step in making that happen.