SpaceX aimed to launch four astronauts on the International Space Station on Sunday night, although the chances of good weather were only 50-50 and the agency’s leader, Elon Musk, was removed by the Covid-19.
Vice-President Mike Pence looked forward to the long-awaited long-awaited rotation of the crew in privately owned and operated capsules at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This is the second time in nearly a decade that rockets have been placed in the orbit of astronauts from America.
“Play Day!” Crew Commander NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins tweeted.
Musk revealed via Twitter that despite mixed test results, he “probably” has a moderate case of coronavirus. The NASA policy is that anyone who tests positive for the virus is isolated and isolated.
The musk remained exuberant. “Astronaut launch today!” He tweeted on Sunday morning, adding that he got the symptoms last week but now feels “quite normal”.
Representatives from SpaceX did not respond to a request for comment.
Just three months after three Americans and one Japanese astronaut began their journey, two NASA test pilots successfully completed the first captured aircraft of the Dragon Crew capsule of Sprex.
The crew, led by Air Force Colonel Hopkins, included physicist Shannon Walker and Navy Commander and low-level astronaut Victor Glover, who will be the first black astronaut to spend extended time on the space center – a full five to six months. Japanese astronaut Sochi Noguchi will become the third person to launch three different types of spacecraft into orbit.
They named their capsule resilience in recognition of all the challenges of 2020, especially the global epidemic.
The 50-50 forecast focused only on local weather in the evening.2.2. For lift off, there is no wind or sea situation in Ireland across the U.S. East Coast or across the North Atlantic. Air and waves need to be within range if the capsule needs to be splashed down urgently after something goes wrong during launch.
The booster-landing platform encourages rough seas SpaceX to push the launch through a single day to reach the right position in the Atlantic. The company plans to reuse its next crew launch, the Booster, in the first phase next spring.
After the retirement of space shuttles in 2010, NASA shifted from cargo and crew space to private companies and became space stations. The space agency will save millions of people by not having to buy seats in Russian Soyuz capsules.
Boeing, NASA’s other crew transport provider, has yet to launch an astronaut. The company is still working to overcome software issues since the Starliner capsule’s marbled space debut last December.