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NASA, SpaceX astronaut delivery: What to know

Astronaut delivery: What to know about NASA, SpaceX historical delivery


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AND DAN, TELL US ABOUT THIS MISSION, AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE IN THE COMING DAY DAN: THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE THE ARRIVAL OF THE TWO ASTRONAUTS THAT WILL FLY THE MISSION. THEY SHOULD BE ARRIVING AT THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ON THE 20TH, ONE WEEK FOR THEIR LAUNCH. THEY ARE RESTING, TAKING A LITTLE BIT OF A VACATION AND THEY WILL NOT GET ONE AFTER THEIR TRAINING BECAUSE THEY WILL BE IN SPACE FOR AS MANY AS FOUR MONTHS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME PEOPLE HAVE FLOWN ON A BRAND-NEW SPACECRAFT, THE SPACEX DRAGON, OR ANY NEW UNITED STATES SPACECRAFT SINCE 1981. IT WILL BE A RETURN TO LAUNCHES OF ASTRONAUTS TO THE SPACE COAST SINCE WAY BACK IN 2011, NINE YEARS AGO. THAT IS COMING UP MAY 27. ADRIAN: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CRITICAL TESTS THAT HAD TO BE PERFORMED WITH THIS NEW CRAFT AND TO MAKE SURE IT WOULD WORK? DAN: THE MOST RECENT TEST WAS A BIG ONE, JUST THE FIRST OF THIS MONTH, A TEST OF THE PARACHUTE SYSTEM OF THE DRAGON, THE LANDING SYSTEM THAT PARACHUTES INTO THE OCEAN. THEY HAD TO DO 27 DIFFERENT TEST OF THESE PARACHUTES. TRYING TO GET THEM TO WORK SAFELY AND PROPERLY. ANOTHER BIG TEST WE WATCHED IN JANUARY WAS A RELATED TEST OF THE ABORT SYSTEM. IF A ROCKET GOES UP AND HAS A PROBLEM OR EXPLODES, THIS CAN GET AWAY FROM THAT, ROCKET AWAY FROM THE PROBLEM, SEPARATE FROM THE ROCKET, DEPLOY ITS PARACHUTES, AND SPLASH DOWN SAFELY, SOMETHING THE SPACE SHUTTLE CANNOT DO. A LOT OF TESTS, YEARS AND YEARS OF TESTS UP UNTIL NOW. ADRIAN: A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL WANT TO WATCH THIS AS IT UNFOLDS , BUT SOCIAL DISTANCING, NASA WAS TELLING PEOPLE NOT TO COME AT ALL BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE WE STILL EXPECT PEOPLE TO SHOW UP, SO HOW WILL SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAY IN? DAN: YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE. THAT WILL BE AN ADVENTURE. NASA IS SAYING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, DO NOT COME TO WATCH OUR LAUNCH, STAY HOME. THE SHERIFF OF BREVARD COUNTY, WAYNE IV, SAYS — WAYNE IVEY SAYS TO COME, TAKE CAUTIONS, DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, BUT DO WATCH. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM ON THE BEACHES, A LOT OF PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO SPREAD OUT ON THE BEACHES, THE CAUSEWAYS, THE BEACHES OF THE LAGOON IN TITUSVILLE. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? I WILL BE WAITING TO SEE AND WAITING TO FIND OUT. ADRIAN: WE HAVE GOT AN UPCOMING LAUNCH THAT IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN TOMORROW MORNING AND ANOTHER ONE SET FOR SUNDAY. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO PULL THOSE OFF IF THE ONE TOMORROW GETS PUSHED OFF DUE TO WEATHER? DAN: NOT IF THAT HAPPENS. IF IT GETS PUSHED OFF, THE ONE TOMORROW, ATLAS FIVE WILL HOLD RESIDENT AND WILL GET A SECOND CHANCE TO LAUNCH. — HOLD PRECEDENT AND WILL GET A SECOND CHANCE TO LAUNCH. FEWER THAN 24 HOURS APART, IF ALL GOES AS HOPED AND PLANNED, AND ATLAS ROCKET ON SATURDAY AND A SPACEX ROCKET ON SUNDAY, AND PROBABLY NOT SINCE THE 1960’S HAS THAT HAPPENED. ADRIAN: DAN BILLOW OUT OF THE SPACE COAST, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

Astronaut delivery: What to know about NASA, SpaceX historical delivery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —

NASA and SpaceX will are trying and salvage history on Wednesday after they delivery astronauts into arena from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

A very very long time coming

The closing time astronauts went into arena from U.S. soil develop into as soon as when the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched for the closing time in 2011. This could perhaps perhaps be the first time human beings have flown on a fresh United States spacecraft since 1981. The rocket will blast off from the associated pad where the world shuttle closing soared in 2011.

It’s a business flight

The starting up of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is half of NASA’s business crew program. The program develop into as soon as began in 2010. It’s funded by the U.S. authorities and administered by NASA through which private vendors build and operate vehicles to lift US and world astronauts to and from the International Space Spot. SpaceX beat out Boeing to be first.

The astronauts fling advance reduction

The 2 astronauts who will test force SpaceX’s fresh rocketship and return human orbital launches to the U.S. are classmates and associates. They’re also aged spacefliers married to aged spacefliers, and fathers of younger sons. Retired Marine Col. Doug Hurley would perhaps be in imprint of delivery and touchdown, a becoming assignment for the pilot of NASA’s closing arena shuttle mission. Air Power Col. Bob Behnken will oversee rendezvous at the International Space Spot.

How long is the outing?

It’s expected to retract the astronauts about 19 hours to attain the International Space Spot. That manner they’ll be arriving at the world pickle Thursday morning. But how long they’ll be there stays hazardous. Once at the ISS, the astronauts will preserve for an undetermined duration of time between one month and 110 days, to support the three astronauts already on board with scientific research.

NASA needs spectators to preserve dwelling

In the age of coronavirus, Brevard County officers and NASA are slice up on whether or no longer or no longer it is a appropriate thought for spectators to exclaim up for next week’s arena delivery. In fashioned cases, the seashores and roads along the Space Cruise could perhaps perhaps be filled with of us enthusiastic to scrutinize the first astronaut delivery from Florida in 9 years. NASA and Space X are urging of us to preserve at dwelling next Wednesday for security reasons. But officers in Brevard County are rolling out the welcome mat in negate to leap-delivery up a tourism industry hit laborious this spring by coronavirus lockdowns.

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