SpaceX/NASA’s Crew-Three mission finds a method by the November climate, launching solely 46 hours 30 minutes after Crew-2 splashed down within the Gulf of Mexico. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ]
Lastly afforded serene skies and truthful seas, SpaceX efficiently launched 4 extra astronauts for NASA on a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday evening.
Flying atop a once-used Falcon 9 first stage, the Crew Dragon spacecraft ascended into skinny clouds above Kennedy Area Heart, and safely reached orbit. The primary stage subsequently returned to Earth, touchdown on a drone ship. The crew—NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, in addition to European astronaut Matthias Maurer—will dock with the Worldwide Area Station on Thursday night.
Maybe essentially the most notable side of Wednesday evening’s launch is that it appeared virtually routine.
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