SpaceX sent a manned spacecraft to the ISS

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon-2 crewed spacecraft has launched to the International Space Station (ISS).

The crew included astronauts from three space agencies. NASA is represented by Shane Kimbrough, who became the commander of the ship, and pilot Megan MacArthur. The mission specialists will be European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet from France and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

Crew Dragon is expected to dock with the ISS on April 24 at approximately 05.09 US East Coast Time. It is assumed that two Crew Dragon ships will be docked at the ISS at the same time. The Crew Dragon-2 astronauts will be on the ISS at the same time as the crew Dragon — 1 crew. The return of the Crew Dragon — 1 spacecraft is scheduled for late April — early May. Crew Dragon-2 is scheduled to return to Earth in the fall, no earlier than October 31. The descent capsule will have to make a soft landing on parachutes in the Atlantic.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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