Elon Musk’s venture SpaceX finally lands on the NASA mission to the space station on 23rd April 2021. This is the first team that is travelling to space with the recycled rocket booster from the previous flight taken. The company’s Crew Dragon Capsule Endeavour will be making its second flight atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that has 9 merlin engines that took the flight at 5.49 am from NASA Kennedy Space station Florida.
The event that took place on Cape Canaveral was aired on NASA TV. The aircraft carrying the crew will arrive at its destination early on Saturday. In the course of time, they will dine on the packaged meal inside the craft where they will rest as well.
Just 10 minutes after the craft launched, the rocket’s second stage took the members to the earth’s orbit at a speed of 17,000 miles per hour. While on the other hand, the first stage of the aircraft went back to the earth’s surface, touching the landing platform safely which is placed over Atlantic on a drone ship named ‘ Of Course I Still Love you’.
This is a much-awaited event that finally took place and is a success till now. The prominent members that took part in the space adventure are Shane Kimbrough who is the mission commander of the crew, the pilot Megan McArthur, an astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Thomas Pesquet who is the mission specialist.
The whole mission will last for 6 months flying along with the orbiting research centre learning and performing several science experiments before returning back to the Earth. We hope to see the mission with a positive outcome.