“It was a great trip”; The return of the first tourists to space
Miami. – that Four tourists space SpaceX They landed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida last night after three days in space, successfully completing the first orbital mission in history without a professional astronaut on board.
Dragon capsule It withstood the amazing descent thanks to its heat shield and then was slowed down by four huge parachutes. The scattering occurred as planned, just after 11:00 p.m. GMT (7:00 p.m. on the US East Coast), according to a video posted by Elon Musk’s company.
The capsule was immediately retrieved by SpaceX, before its door was opened and one by one the space tourists appeared, smiling widely and waving their arms in the air. Then they were transferred to Kennedy Space CenterFrom where he started his mission on Wednesday. “It has been an extraordinary journey for us, and it has just begun,” billionaire Jared Isakman, the captain who was on the ship, said after the plane landed.
The stated goal of the Inspiration4 mission was to define a turning point in democratization of space, proving that Cosmos is also available to crews that haven’t been selected and trained in years.
The four rookies – Jared Isaacman, who chartered the mission, and three other Americans – spent three days orbiting Earth, far from the International Space Station (ISS), 590 km above the Earth’s surface. It orbits the globe at a speed of 28,000 km/h, orbiting the globe more than 15 times a day.
This is the third time the company has been there Elon Musk Bringing Humans Back to Earth: On Previous Missions to NASASix astronauts have already experienced a fall aboard the same spacecraft, after their stay on the International Space Station.
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