About 24 hours after its launch from Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday flew NASA astronauts Bob Bacon and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, the first American space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011 Marked The current crew of the space station welcomed him. At 1:25 pm EDT (10:55 PM IST) at one time riding hugs and handshakes, killing an important spacecraft after executing the milestone and the crew’s likely months-long orbital laboratory.
Applause can be heard from the station’s downlink for mission control in Houston, Texas, as the 49ers in Houston, Texas, and the Hurley 53 become the first American astronaut to launch from American soil to the station in nearly a decade.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein said on a phone line through Mission Control, “I will tell you, the whole world saw this mission, and we will do everything we can to inspire your country and indeed the world.” Feeling so proud. ”
“It’s great to have the United States back in the crew launch business, and we’re really pleased to be coming to this magnificent campus,” Hurley said.
Launched on Saturday by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX, represents another milestone for reusable rockets, which pledged to make spaceflight less expensive and more frequent.
It also marked the first time that a commercially developed space vehicle – owned and operated by a private institution rather than NASA – has delivered Americans to orbit.