ISS crew officially welcomes SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule
ISS crew officially welcomes SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule
Crew Dragon Capsule successfully docked to ISS
08 March, 2019, 10:54
After a successful launch, the Crew Dragon was delivered to a good orbit for its Sunday approach to the International Space Station. The company's Crew Dragon spacecraft headed to space atop one of its own Falcon 9 rockets early Saturday morning in the first true test of the crew module that will soon ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. (NASA via AP) In this photo provided by SpaceX, the SpaceX team in Hawthorne, Calif., watches as the SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the International Space Station's Harmony module, Sunday, March 3, 2019.
The historic event saw the three astronauts of Expedition 58 aboard the ISS "welcome" Ripley, the smart dummy packed with sensors that were the only occupant aboard Crew Dragon. A while later, both astronauts as well as ISS commander Oleg Kononenko boarded the capsule and had a look around.
"It should be fine, but that'll be a thing to make sure it works on re-entry, " Musk said " Everything we know so far is looking positive". We went to the moon and we won.
Boeing, which is working on the much-hyped Starliner crewed spacecraft, has yet to send it into space and perform any kind of preliminary uncrewed test flight to the space station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon's trip to the International Space Station is created to validate end-to-end systems and capabilities, leading to certification to fly crew. The spacecraft is expected to undock on March 8 and splash down in the Atlantic Ocean after its descent by the parachute.
Trump called his friend and Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple' Perhaps that's why he's unable to fathom the idea that the man who now heads Apple , Tim Cook , isn't actually called Tim Apple . Still, in the pantheon of Trump gaffes, the event is less amusing then when the president spelled his wife's name as "Melanie".
The Crew Dragon craft took off Saturday morning from the Launch Complex 39-A. He marvels at how the Dragon has just 30 buttons and touch screens, compared with the space shuttle cockpit's 2,000 switches and circuit breakers. The other seats were empty, save for a small plush toy resembling Earth that was free to float upon reaching zero-gravity. The version designed for humans is slightly bigger and safer. "What today really represents is a new era in spaceflight".
"We're going to learn a ton from this mission", said NASA's commercial crew program manager, Kathy Lueders.
SpaceX aims to launch Behnken and Hurley as early as July. The crew also installed window covers and checked vales inside the capsule before the official welcoming ceremony.
Musk anticipates eventually selling Dragon rides to private citizens, much as the Russians have done, first to the space station and then perhaps beyond.
He guided the Broncos to a 6-10 record a year ago , throwing for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. After Alex Smith suffered a horrific leg injury, the Redskins had a major need at the quarterback position.
Founded in 1975 in San Diego, Charlotte Russe was purchased by private equity firm Advent International for $380 million in 2009. The women's fashion retailer filed for bankruptcy last month and said it would liquidate completely if it couldn't find a buyer.
He wouldn't speculate on when racing would resume. "We feel confident in the track and we're just being very proactive". Animal-rights advocates protest the deaths of racehorses at the Santa Anita Racetrack.
There's been speculation that the president, who has expressed sympathy for Manafort, could pardon him former campaign chairman. Reporters in the courtroom said Manafort entered while being pushed in a wheelchair and wearing a green jumpsuit.
Somewhat more pressing for the Celtics though is their growing concern over whether Irving will want to re-sign. Of course there is always the option of Kyrie re-joining LeBron James by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The company opened 143 stores in the fourth quarter, closed 94 and either expanded or relocated another 14. Dollar Tree Inc., based in Chesapeake, Virginia, acquired Family Dollar in 2015 for nearly $9 billion.
He said that his girlfriend proceeded with the abortion despite him begging her to keep the baby, as WAAY 31 reported last month. The lawsuit in Madison County is against Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives LLC in Huntsville.
The richest man in Malaysia, Robert Kuok has slipped from 96th place in the world's top 100 richest people, to the 104th place. Real estate tycoons Robert and Philip Ng who control Far East Organization lead the field with a net worth of US$12 billion.
The pair, Azriel Clary , 21, and Joycelyn Savage , 23, live with Kelly and said they are in a relationship with him. Kelly was taken into custody in Cook County, Illinois, following a court appearance over unpaid child support.
Nick Jonas admits to breaking up the Jonas Brothers
So, when the Jonas Brothers had issues with each other, they can become a little more intense than your typical band squabble. They also discussed their purity rings as teenagers and their time on the Disney Channel while riding with James .
Venezuela crisis: Maduro vows to defeat 'crazed minority'
President Maduro has done this before, calling his own counter-demonstration every time Juan Guaido announces a protest. Maduro was active on Twitter on Tuesday, but only to mark the anniversary of the death of his predecessor Hugo Chavez.
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel Review #3
There are some interesting chain of custody questions here that further complicate the Tesseract's history in an amusing way. The score from Pinar Toprak (Fortnite) carves more much needed iconic themes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe .
Disney Parks’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Dates Revealed
And now it looks like we've got some more news about how things will run when this partial land opening occurs later this year. Reservations will be required for Disneyland visitors who plan to visit the Star Wars-themed land from May 31 to June 23.
Kate Beckinsale’s ex warns Pete Davidson to ‘be careful’
Porowski, sitting awkwardly next to them, was the "wholesome guys with good paying jobs who text back and have no baggage". He told TMZ yesterday, March 6, his advice to the " Saturday Night Live " comedian: "Man to man...run".
PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 6.50 now available
It probably made sense to expand Remote Play to platforms other than PS Vita now that the handheld is officially dead . Remote Play is a wonderful service from Sony that lets you stream your favorite PS4 games to another device.
Catholics to begin fasting Wednesday
It is a summons to stop, to focus on what is essential, to fast from the unnecessary things that distract us. For those not familiar with Ash Wednesday , it is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter.
Nielsen tells Congress border crisis is real
She warned lawmakers that if additional resources are not allocated, USA national security will be thoroughly compromised. Last month, there were more than 76,000 migrants apprehended - it was more than double the same period past year .
Volvo Unveils Tesla Model 3 Killer, ‘Polestar 2’
Further tech, such as being able to use your smartphone as the key and numerous connected services, are also part of the list. It is expected to take on the Tesla Model 3 when it launched and the auto is started to have a price of around £50,000.