NASA astronaut shares stunning view of sunrise from space

NASA astronaut shares stunning view of sunrise from space

Currently, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on the ISS as part of the first experimental crew mission, Demo-2.

The crew will consist of veterans of previous ISS missions, including JAXA's Akihiko Hoshide, European Space Agency's Thomas Perequed, and Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, who are NASA astronauts.

NASA has partnered with SpaceX and Boeing under the Commercial Crew programme.

SpaceX's Crew-2 mission will mark his third flight into space.

NASA and its worldwide partners named four astronauts to team a SpaceX mission to the global Space Station in spring 2021 - augmenting staffing on board the orbiting laboratory.

The assignment, which is slated to start in the spring of 2021, will enjoy NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur in addition to Akihiko Hoshide of the space program JAXA and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

Behnken and Hurley will return to Earth in aboard the Crew Dragon during the weekend.

In 2014, NASA admitted two settled-value records: $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX, which wanted to plan a group commendable form of the Dragon case that had just been flying payload to and from the International Space Station. He first launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour for a visit to the station on the STS-126 mission in 2008, then aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for Expedition 49/50 in 2016.

She earned her wings aboard STS-125, the final space shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. In total, the retired Army colonel has spent 189 days in space and conducted six spacewalks.

In the new video, SpaceX lets us peer into why they decided on the DIY route - in addition to how their unique and futuristic spacesuits were created to match the look and functions of the Dragon spacecraft.

The successful flight marked the first commercial vehicle that carried a human crew into orbit and the first crewed launch that took place in America since the Space Shuttle Program was retired nearly a decade ago, forcing NASA to pay expensive fees for seats aboard flights operated by Rocosmos in the meantime. "It will be extra interesting for me to compare with my first flight as a Soyuz pilot, and to bring this experience to the team".

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