SpaceX Splashdown: On May 30 this year, two US astronauts who went into space are coming back to Earth in a Dragon capsule from SpaceX. He has come out of space orbit and is constantly moving towards the earth. NASA has planned to land them in the sea.
Edited By Priyesh Mishra | Updated:
- SpaceX and NASA’s two astronauts are returning to Earth today, landing will be late at night
- Today a cyclone is expected to hit the east coast of Florida, the impact of the storm on the landing site
- SpaceX and NASA are going to land an astronaut directly into the ocean for the first time in 45 years
The Dragon capsule of the US space agency SpaceX has taken off towards the earth carrying two astronauts from the International Space Station. SpaceX and NASA are going to land an astronaut directly into the ocean for the first time in 45 years. It is expected to reach the earth around 12 pm on Sunday night.
Two astronauts will return to Earth
Sharing a video on its Twitter handle, NASA wrote, ‘SpaceX Dragon Endeavor is constantly moving downwards and is in front of the space station’s orbit. Our crew’s journey to Earth continues. The Dragon capsule will return American astronauts Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley to Earth about 63 days later.
Trouble can cause astronauts landing
Flight controllers of NASA and SpaceX are closely monitoring the cyclone ISIS in the US. The storm that is expected to hit Florida is very close to the astronauts’ landing site. Earlier in 1970, astronauts coming from Skylab also fell ill after landing in the sea.
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Astronauts will be fired one hour after landing at sea
The Dragon capsule will remain in the water for about an hour and will then be ejected via a crane and placed on a SpaceX recovery ship. Flight surgeons and members of the recovery team will be present during this period. Both astronauts will be medically treated after reaching the ground. After which they will also be asked experiences related to travel.
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What is crew dragon
The crew is the spacecraft of the Dragon SpaceX company, in which astronauts are traveling to the International Space Station. With the help of this, these astronauts will again reach the earth. Crew Dragon has a maximum seating capacity of 7, but this time it has left for two passengers, Bob Benken and Doug Hurley. Supplies for these have been kept on the remaining seats. Explain that the journey from Earth to the International Space Station is 19 hours.