The new SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts reached the International Space Station on Monday night. These astronauts will stay here till the spring season. Dragon Capsule flew from Kennedy Space Center of NASA and after 27 hours of travel it successfully reached the International Space Center on Monday night.
“Wow, what a lovely sound,” said Mike Capkins, commander of the Dragon capsule, when he first contacted the radio station passenger Kate Rubins via radio. We are waiting for you.”
This is SpaceX’s second space mission, but the first time Elon Musk’s company has sent passengers into space for a full six months. The earlier mission was two months. These new passengers include Commander Mike Hopkins and his crew members Victor Glover (who will be the first African-American astronaut to spend the full six months on the space station), Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
This ‘Dragon’ capsule vehicle has been named ‘Resilience’ by its crew members in view of the challenges faced in the world in 2020. The astronauts on Monday also showed people the scenes inside the capsule. He showed the touchscreen controls and the luggage areas here. Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, had to abstain from its launch on Sunday. He had said in a tweet that he was “feared to be infected” by the Coronavirus. The launch would mark the beginning of a long series of alternating crew members between the US and the space station.