NASA and SpaceX’s third manned business trip to the International Space Station (ISS) The Florida Cape Canaveral successfully departed this Wednesday with four astronauts. Especially after being postponed several times due to the weather.
Approximately Twenty-two hours after launch, if all goes according to plan, the astronauts will arrive at the ISS, Where they will be for six months.
The so-called SpaceX Crew-3 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Florida on Wednesday (Thursday, 2.03 GMT) at 21:03 EST.
Departure in 2 minutes 40 seconds, The astronauts’ capsule and booster rocket were separated In the first phase as planned.
This mission is called Crew-3 because it is the third mission undertaken by SpaceX on behalf of NASA. However, This is the fifth time that Elon Musk’s company has put humans into orbit.
The mission was scheduled to depart at the end of October, but departed Postponed several times, mainly due to weather Then to one of the astronauts’ “minor health problem”, NASA did not give much detail about it.
Space company Decided to bring the Crew-2 team back to Earth Launches Crew-3. The transfer period between the two groups, which usually takes place at zero gravity for a few days, could not be carried out.
The group is expected to make two excursions: One, at the end of the year, was carried by the Japanese by the Soyuz spacecraft, and the other, in February 2022, by the passengers of the Ax-1 mission organized by Axiom Space in association with SpaceX.
(With information from EFE and AFP)