NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi is an astronaut with Japan’s space agency there were now in orbit riding around the Space X Crew Dragon capsule that is expected to the dock with the ISS on Monday at 11 pm. That means that the crew will spend their 27 hours in orbit as the spacecraft slowly maneuvers toward its destination. The trip would have been very shorter if the Crew Dragon were able to launch on Saturday with a NASA has first planned because of the ISS that would have lined up in such a way that they allow in the spacecraft to reach the space station in about eight hours. But bad weather was brought by Hurricane Eta forced to launch the officials to delay the takeoff to Sunday evening.
Astronauts working place
The capsule has to work on the restroom and the astronauts will have time to get some sleep and the fully autonomous of the vehicle maneuvers through orbit while SpaceX and NASA officials are in the Houston, Texas, and Hawthorne, California were watch over the journey. This was a landmark mission for the NASA and the company because the first fully operational crewed mission for Space Xand it is following up with a test mission in the May that carried up to NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken the both test pilots is to the space station.
Crew-1 team slated
Both the Walker and Noguchi have a background in physics so the Crew-1 team is slated of the conduct all the sorts of experiments during their six month stay on the ISS, including this research into how microgravity is affects the human heart tissue. They will also attempt to grow radishes in space and to the build on studies of designed to the figure out how the food might be grown to sustain in the deep space exploration missions. Space X have developed the Crew called Dragon their capsule was under a NASA’s Commercial Crew Program which is the first time in the space agency and its history this kind of hand over much have the design and for the development and testing of new human rated spacecraft to the private sector. NASA awarded with a Space X and Boeing has been fixed with a price contracts that were worth of $2.6 billion and $4.2 billion respectively. Development of Boeing is to Star liner spacecraft is still to be delayed because of major software issues they can be detected during a test mission last year but officials say that vehicle could be in operation next year.