Tech & Science SpaceX to send astronauts to space

16:58  24 may  2020
16:58  24 may  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

NASA's human spaceflight chief ousted just before big launch

  NASA's human spaceflight chief ousted just before big launch Douglas Loverro has served as the associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate for just seven months. He took over the job in October after his predecessor, William Gerstenmaier, was demoted and eventually left the agency. “Doug hit the ground running this year and has made significant progress in his time at NASA,” the note from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said. “His leadership of HEO has moved us closer to accomplishing our goal of landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024.

Nasa called on SpaceX to send astronauts to International Space Station. Announcement was part of process that started Boeing getting the request. Both sending crews to the orbiting outpost by late 2017. Boeing and SpaceX received billions in seed money from Nasa. International Space Station will

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 booster rocket on Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in January.Credit Steve Nesius/Reuters.

SpaceX va pour la première fois envoyer des astronautes dans l'espace for the first time © SOPA Images / Contributor / Getty Images SpaceX to send astronauts to space for the first time It will be the first manned flight launched from the United States in nine years. Donald Trump will attend the launch, scheduled for Wednesday May 27 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This is a first for SpaceX . After freight, it is now the turn of men to go into space. The American space company SpaceX will launch two NASA astronauts Wednesday May 27 to the International Space Station. A first that doubles as another historic milestone: it will be the first manned flight launched from the United States in nine long years. President Donald Trump himself will travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to attend the launch, which has been held up for the past few months. The general public was called to follow the webcast.

Bad weather postpones first SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts

  Bad weather postpones first SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts An estimated 1.7 million people from around the world tuned in to the launch from The Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. But as the weather conditions became worse, the US space agency postponed the mission for safety reasons."We are not going to launch today."Due to the weather conditions, the launch is scrubbing. Our next opportunity will be Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm ET. Live #LaunchAmerica coverage will begin at 11am ET. pic.twitter.

The astronauts on the International Space Station could have some visitors next year.

NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build America's next spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017, opening

This program was launched by Barack Obama, but his successor sees it as a symbol of his strategy of American domination of space, militarily (creation of the Space Force) and civil. Donald Trump ordered Nasa to return to the Moon in 2024. An unlikely schedule, but one that gave the old space agency a boost. In 22 years of existence, only two vessels developed by the Russian and American agencies had moored at the orbital station (ISS).

The last American shuttle, Atlantis, landed on July 21, 2011

In the 2010s, NASA entrusted two private companies, the giant Boeing and the young SpaceX founded by a thirty-something who made his fortune by creating the PayPal site, the South African Elon Musk, the task of designing and building capsules that will take over from the illustrious American space shuttles. The shuttles were huge, extremely complex winged aircraft that transported dozens of astronauts for thirty years. But its staggering cost ($ 200 billion for 135 flights) and two in-flight explosions got the better of the program.

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 SpaceX start in live stream: Start of After a nine-year break, astronauts should take off from the USA to the ISS for the first time. Shortly before takeoff, the flight was canceled due to the weather conditions. © Photo: David J. Phillip / AP / dpa A SpaceX «Falcon 9» rocket stands on the launch pad of the Kennedy Space Center. After a break of almost nine years, astronauts should take off for the first time from the USA to the ISS space station on Wednesday evening.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have arrived at Kennedy Space Center. Next week they will blast off in a SpaceX rocket bound for the International Space Station. It will be first manned launch from U.S. soil since 2011, and the first time a private company sends astronauts into

NASA has announced a deal with SpaceX and Boeing to build space taxis to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX already has a .3 billion NASA contract to fly cargo to the space station. SpaceX will now upgrade its Dragon freighter and is expected to launch on top of the

The last shuttle, Atlantis, landed on July 21, 2011. Pending its replacement, NASA astronauts learned Russian and traveled in the Russian Soyuz s from Kazakhstan. Cooperation has survived the US-Russian tensions. Russia charges 80 million seats for the round trip. The hiatus will have lasted nine years instead of four.

The Falcon 9 rocket will take off at 4:33 p.m. this Wednesday

At 4:33 p.m. (8:33 p.m. GMT) this Wednesday, May 27, an Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX will take off from step 39A from the Kennedy Center, on the Florida coast, with the Crew Dragon capsule at its summit , developed by Elon Musk's engineers thanks to more than three billion contracts awarded by NASA since 2011. There will be strapped Bob Behnken, 49, and Doug Hurley, 53, seasoned in space travel. Doug Hurley drove Atlantis on his last trip.

19 hours later, the Dragon will dock at the station, where two Russians and an American are waiting for it. The weather forecast is rather unfavorable, with a 60% risk of bad weather according to forecasters from Cape Canaveral. The next launch window is Saturday, May 30.

The weather remains uncertain for the launch of astronauts by SpaceX Wednesday

 The weather remains uncertain for the launch of astronauts by SpaceX Wednesday © Gregg Newton Launch pad 39A of the Kennedy space center, in Florida, with the Falcon 9 rocket ready for takeoff Apart from the risk of bad weather, the Nasa and SpaceX confirmed on Monday that everything was still green for the launch on Wednesday of a rocket with two American astronauts, the first manned flight of the space company and the first in the United States in nine years.

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Despite the delays, SpaceX got the better of Boeing: the demonstration mission of its Starliner failed due to problems serious computer problems, and will have to be redone. "It's a real success story," said Scott Hubbard, former director of NASA's Ames center in Silicon Valley, who met Elon Musk before the creation of SpaceX and teaches at Stanford today.

"Everyone was skeptical," recalls Scott Hubbard, who also chaired a security advisory committee at SpaceX. "The directors of large established companies, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, told me that the newcomers to SpaceX did not know what they were doing ..."

The Demo-2 mission is crucial for Washington

SpaceX ended up winning with its cheaper Falcon 9 rocket, the first stage of which returns to land vertically on a barge in the Atlantic. Since 2012, SpaceX has been supplying the ISS for Nasa, thanks to the cargo version of Dragon. The manned mission, called Demo-2, is crucial for Washington in two ways. First to break dependence on the Russians, but also to catalyze a private "low orbit" market, open to tourists and businesses.

"We imagine a future where a dozen space stations are in low Earth orbit, all operated by the private sector," said Jim Bridenstine, boss of NASA. Elon Musk sees further: he builds a huge rocket, Starship, to go around the Moon, even on Mars, and make humanity a "multiplanetary species".

SpaceX successfully docks on ISS at .
© YouTube / SpaceX Docking the space capsule to the ISS went without any problems Nine years ago, astronauts last flew from the USA to the ISS, since then this has only been possible via Russia. With a private company, NASA has now tested it again - and wrote space history. After about 20 hours of flight with the ″ Crew Dragon ″ space capsule, two US astronauts have arrived at the ISS space station.

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