According to historic ISS Mission: SpaceX-capsule is back on earth

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley landed on Sunday afternoon (local time) with the capsule "Endeavour" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the U.S. state o

According to historic ISS Mission: SpaceX-capsule is back on earth

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley landed on Sunday afternoon (local time) with the capsule "Endeavour" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the U.S. state of Florida, such as Live shots of the US space Agency Nasa showed.

Behnken and Hurley were launched at the end of may from the spaceport Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was after nearly nine years of hiatus, the first Time that astronauts from the USA flew to the ISS, and the first Time that you were transported by a private space company. SpaceX had previously transported cargo to the ISS.

dpa Here, the capsule lands in the sea.

Trump said: "It is great"

were Last flown in the summer of 2011, the astronaut with the space Shuttle Atlantis to the ISS. After that, the Nasa motet its Space Shuttle fleet due to cost reasons, and has since been dependent for flights to the ISS on Russia. This was with around 80 million Euro per flight in a Russian Soyuz capsule only expensive, but scratched also powerful on the American Ego.

all The more pleased, commented the President of Donald Trump now after the successful Mission: "It is great that Nasa astronauts will return after a very successful two-month Mission to earth. Thank you to all of you!" The landing in the water had been very exciting.

Actually, your own flights from the USA to the ISS, Nasa had been announced for 2017 - as a result of technical problems, financial difficulties and restructuring after the election of Trump for US President, the project has been delayed but always more.

cyclone "Isaias" had initially Worried

Before the return of the astronauts on the Sunday of the cyclone "Isaias had prepared" near Florida, some Worry: However, the low-pressure area in the Eastern coast of Florida along - hundreds of kilometers away from the coast from Pensacola, the targeted landing site. There ruled the land a time, and then actually ideal conditions.

meanwhile, the Russian space Agency Roscosmos announced that by the end of next year to fly two tourists to the ISS. To withdraw, therefore, from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their names were first called. The space Agency had signed for the tourism into a contract with the specialist US company Space Adventures. Such trips to the ISS since 2001. The first of seven space tourist, US multi-millionaire Dennis Tito was. Angler draws huge underwater creature from the lake of Constance PCP Angler draws huge underwater creature from the lake Constance

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Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 18:26

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