Built capsule with a dummy aboard docks at space station

Built capsule with a dummy aboard docks at space station

Jim Bridenstine, head of the USA space agency, has explained NASA wants to reduce costs in low orbit to devote resources to getting back to the Moon and constructing a small space station in lunar orbit in the 2020s.

Soon after, the company of star entrepreneur Elon Musk hailed the successful arrival on Twitter as "a first for a commercially built and operated spacecraft designed for crew!"

Monday, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut and Expedition 58 Commander Oleg Kononenko went over emergency procedures specific to Crew Dragon's stay in orbit. The corporate's Crew Dragon spacecraft headed to house atop one in every of its personal Falcon 9 rockets early Saturday morning within the first true take a look at of the crew module that may quickly ferry astronauts to and from the Worldwide Area Station. The company pioneered the reusable rocket to help bring down the cost of each individual launch and to help eventually make space travel more accessible.

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After the game, coach Luke Walton said he "would be surprised" if Kuzma's injury doesn't force him to miss the Lakers' next game. While it should have been a joyous occasion on a joyful day, it turned out to be the beginning of the end for the Lakers season.

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The alleged attempt was seen as an effort to retaliate against CNN for its critical reporting on the Trump administration. A representative for Fox News did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment on the DNC's decision.

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"I'm sore but I'll be all right", Thompson told ESPN . "Hopefully short-term for both of them, but we'll see". Bogut was traded by the Warriors to the Dallas Mavericks in 2016 to create cap space to sign Kevin Durant.

As it was capsule's first flight, it was not manned, but if the mission goes successful-it will be able to carry astronauts to and fro from Earth to ISS. After 11 minutes of launch, the vehicle separated from the rocket. SpaceX named the dummy Replay, a reference to the famous protagonist of the Alien movie franchise. Within hours, the capsule's hatch swung open and the three astronauts floated inside to remove supplies and take air samples, wearing oxygen masks and hoods until they got the all-clear.

Both the mannequin and the capsule were loaded with a series of sensors which measure noise, vibration and the stress among several other relevant data which play an essential role during the launch and flight towards the International Space Station. SpaceX employees at company headquarters in Hawthorne, California, cheered the docking, then burst into applause again when the Dragon's latches were secured.

SpaceX already has made 16 trips to the space station using cargo Dragons. It was in 2011 when NASA lost such ability after it retired its space shuttle fleet.

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