SpaceX Crew-1 mission broke a spacecraft longevity record

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Engadget 02 May, 2021 - 09:48am 21 views

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The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the space station on Sunday April 10. Astronauts on board the station are set to grab the spacecraft with the station's robotic arm at about 7 a.m. EDT. Coverage of the event will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT. Scientific AmericanSpaceX Sticks a Rocket Landing at Sea in Historic First

NASA reiterated that this was also the first nighttime splashdown for a US crewed spacecraft since Apollo 8's ocean touchdown in December 1968.

The achievement isn't completely unexpected when the Crew-1 team was meant to spend about six months conducting experiments, spacewalks and other activities aboard the International Space Station. The recently docked Crew-2 should last about as long. Still, the completed mission is a significant milestone. It shows how much spaceflight has evolved in half a century, and proves that private spacecraft are up to handling some of the more demanding tasks of crewed trips.

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