The successful flight of SpaceX spacecraft
After about nine years, astronauts once again flew from the United States to the International Space Station with SpaceX spacecraft. As such, the United States is no longer dependent on Russia to send its astronauts to the International Space Station.
This is the first time a private spacecraft has sent astronauts to the International Space Station with the SpaceX spacecraft. Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley, American space astronauts, headed to the IASS International Space Station on a Crow Dragon space capsule with a Falcon 9 missile from Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida.
NASA, or the US space agency, has broadcast the successful launch live, calling it a “historic event” in a Twitter message.
The historic night of NASA
It takes about 19 hours to transport the two astronauts to the International Space Station, and during these hours, astronauts test capsule systems to collect data needed by NASA so that NASA can confirm that the use of the spacecraft is safe for humans.
The capsule is designed to fly without human intervention, but with manual controls, support is provided that Behnken and Horley will test as they approach the International Space Station.
It should be noted that during previous space travel, the spacecraft’s rockets could not be used after reaching another destination, or dropped into space or crashed on the ground in a controlled manner, but the spacecraft is scheduled to return safely to Earth.
The launch is scheduled
The launch is scheduled at 4:33 p.m. local time, and if SpaceX fails to deliver the flight conditions on time, the operation will be moved to another day. NASA has a long list of meteorological criteria that must be met, including the favorable weather conditions in the Atlantic Ocean. Thus, there is a possibility that this operation will be canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions. If this happens, the operation will take place on Saturday (May 30 2020).
The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was canceled about a quarter of an hour before the launch due to unfavorable weather conditions and fear of lightning. This time, too, the weather seemed moderately favorable, but then the clouds parted in time.
The flight was officially followed by a “US launch” with excitement worldwide. The SpaceX spacecraft was founded by Ilan Musk, the owner of the company, and has so far only had unmanned space missions, transporting cargo to the International Space Station.
Due to Corona’s pandemic, access to the space station in Florida was severely restricted. Under normal circumstances, viewers are allowed to watch the spacecraft move. But President Donald Trump traveled to Florida. “We watched a heroic act,” he said after the successful launch.
Dream or reality
The last time the Atlantis spacecraft flew from the base to the International Space Station was in the summer of 2011. The US space agency (NASA) has since suspended its astronauts from the Cape Canaveral base due to exorbitant costs and has since flown to the International Space Station. It depended on Russia.
During this time, each flight on a Russian Sioux spacecraft cost the United States about 80 million euros, and this was not only very costly but also to the pride of the Americans.
The flight of American astronauts from the territory of the United States of America to the International Space Station for 2017 was announced; But due to technical problems, financial problems, and structural changes after the election of President Trump, the project was always delayed.
Professor Siavosh Kaviani was born in 1961 in Tehran. He had a professorship. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the QL University of Software Development Methodology and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Chelsea.