The Astronauts of The Crew Dragon Resilience were in space for 168 days. Early Sunday at 2:56 a.m. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. safely landed in the waters off the coast of Panama City, Fla. The SpaceX rocket-powered space flying vessel was carrying National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The last time NASA had a nighttime splashdown was with Apollo 8, in 1968. The Astronauts docked with the ISS for six months to gather research, last month they were joined by another four-member crew. The new team is just getting into their mission, in November SpaceX plans to launch seven capsules for NASA. In the fall of ’21, the plan is to send another team of astronauts into space for another 6-month stint.
What do you think IMUer’s would ya’ll want to go to space if you had the opportunity? It’s good to see Elon and NASA working together, in what capacity we’re not sure. At least smart minds are coming together keeping our Astronauts safe while they risk their lives for research and science. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
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