SpaceX ship carrying astronauts successfully landed at sea

USA: The spacecraft Crew Dragon or Endeavor carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley landed off Pensacola, Florida, USA, at 1:48 on August 3 in Hanoi time.

The recovery team arrives to welcome the Endeavor. Photo: NASA.

SpaceX's GO Navigator revokes the ship to Endeavor and pulls the compartment onto the deck shortly after landing. After a series of tests, the support team opened the Endeavor and began evaluating the health of Behknen and Hurley.

This is the first time US spacecraft have landed in the sea in more than four decades. The most recent landing in July 1975 was when NASA astronauts Tom Stafford, Vance Brand and Deke Slayton finished the Apollo-Soyuz test project by landing in the Pacific Ocean.

Demo-2 mission began on 30/5. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carries Endeavor from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, starting a day-long journey to the International Space Station (ISS). It was the first manned flight to orbit from the United States after the shuttle stopped operating in July 2011. From then on, the US relied on Russia's Soyuz rocket to send astronauts to the ISS at a cost of about $ 90 million per seat.

Demo-2 was the last test flight before SpaceX made periodic flights to orbit people on a multi-billion dollar contract with NASA. According to NASA, experts will need to test the spacecraft's data and performance during the test flight to complete a system certification for the Commercial Crew program. The certification process will take about 6 weeks.

Demo-2 went very smoothly, from takeoff to landing, according to Benji Reed, SpaceX's director of passenger transport. Launching transforms a large amount of chemical energy into momentum while the landing process must safely convert momentum to heat as the Endeavor plummets through Earth.

If the certification goes well, SpaceX will carry out the first official passenger mission, called Crew-1 by the end of September, bringing three US astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and human astronauts. Soichi Noguchi Japan to ISS.

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