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VIDEO. SpaceX spacecraft ‘Crew Dragon’ safe at sea landed

Science & Planet is The test of the Crew Dragon, the space capsule Elon Musks space SpaceX - is over. The new American spacecraft for manned transport is after

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VIDEO. SpaceX spacecraft ‘Crew Dragon’ safe at sea landed
Science & Planet is The test of the Crew Dragon, the space capsule Elon Musks space SpaceX - is over. The new American spacecraft for manned transport is after a first and successful test flight as planned, at about 14.45 hours (Belgian time) in the Atlantic Ocean landed, so it was directly on NASA TV to follow.

The capsule plopped on 370 kilometers from the coast of Florida in the water. A specially-equipped bergingsschip Go Searcher of SpaceX was in the neighbourhood, just like a research aircraft of the U.s. ruimtevaartbureau NASA for the live views provided. The last time that the Americans have a spaceship for manned transport in the Atlantic Ocean saw countries was made on 13 march 1969, with the Apollo-9. the

The landing was a last big test for the Crew Dragon, which is from July astronauts in space. The unit has with the successful landing proved that it can come back in our atmosphere, without that the charge anything happens. It used a system of parachutes.

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The test flight was performed on board a dummy equipped with sensors. In that way, had to be considered which forces are real astronauts would undergo. The doll was given the name ‘Ripley’, after the heroine from the Alien movies. She followed as ‘Starman’ on that last year on a journey through space began in the red Tesla SpaceX boss Elon Musk.

the mission - Demo-1 - the company wants Elon Musk to demonstrate that it is also a manned spaceship can develop. The Crew Dragon was last week Saturday with the help of the launcher Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral and launched multiple a day later, on auto-pilot with the international space station (ISS). The last big test - the return - was this morning deployed.

Because everything went well, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, probably in July as the first astronauts with a Crew Dragon fly to the ISS. Then will NASA decide whether or not the capsule is in service or not.

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