SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” is ready for launch
The moment is coming close, when SpaceX will launch its Falcon 9 for the historic Crew-1 mission to send astronauts to the orbiting laboratory. The Crew Dragon capsule that may ferry the astronauts to ISS is called as “Resilience”. The nickname of the capsule is given by Cmdr. It’s now fueled up and preparing for its launch. SpaceX recently delivered the spacecraft to its hangar near pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. “SpaceX’s Crew dragon spacecraft for theCrew-1 mission has found NASA Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A,” NASA posted on twitter. Now the following thing is to attach the capsule to the Falcon 9 rocket. After that, the fully assembled Falcon 9 can head to the launch pad. The historic crew-1 mission is scheduled to launch on November 14 at 7:49 PM EST.
SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission are the primary crewed operational flight for a Crew Dragon spacecraft. On November 14, three NASA astronauts- Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker together with a JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, will head for the International satellite. consistent with Hopkins, this mission “can be a plan for everyone on what’s possible after we work together.” Hopkins further explained the meaning behind the name resilience. “It means functioning well in times of stressor overcoming adverse events. i believe all folks agree that 2020 has certainly been a challenging year — a world pandemic, economic hardships, civil unrest, isolation— and despite all of that, SpaceX (and) NASA have kept the assembly line and finished this amazing vehicle that’s preparing to travel on its maiden flight to the International space platform.” “On our patch, you’ll notice that on the border, there’s no names, there’s no flags, which was advisedly because that patch doesn’t really represent the four folks, but it really represents the countless those that have contributed to getting the vehicle ready and getting us ready for this mission,” Hopkins said during a previous group discussion. “That same theme applies to the name of this vehicle, Resilience, it’s not just a connection for the four people, but we actually desire it’s a connection to any or all of you, to everybody. We hope that it brings a smile to your face. We hope that it provides something positive in your lives, and quite frankly, that it’s a thought — that it shows after you work together that there’s no limit to what you’ll be able to achieve.” “We have certainly been trained within the manual piloting phase, but that’s if there’s any reasonably a contingency or any failures on-board that may force us to travel to manual piloting,” Hopkins stated during a pre-flight interview. Hopkins also talked about the difference between SpaceX’s previous Demo-2 mission and Crew-1. Hopkins stated. “So while the primary one was a test mission, this one does have a number of that flavor thereto yet because we’re visiting be up there for four or more months longer than Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were, so we’re visiting be monitoring very closely how the vehicle handles the space environment for that length of your time.” The crew capsule is scheduled to dock with the International space platform autonomously about eight and a half hours after taking a start out at 7:49 p.m. EST on November 14.
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