There was still some time left, when America was on the verge of writing a new history but the mission was halted exactly 16.54 minutes ago. The reason was bad weather. After 9 years, an astronaut from the US land was going to go to the International Space Station (ISS). US space agency NASA was about to send astronauts to space by placing indigenous rockets and spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center.
NASA has said that now this mission will take place after three days. The American Astronauts going to the space station in this mission are Robert Behnken (left) and Douglas Hurley. Both astronauts have already visited the space station. Space walk is also done.
Both these astronauts were to be sent to the International Space Station from the spacecraft Dragon of the American company Space-X. Now after three days this work will be done. Space-X is the company of American industrialist Elon Musk. It is working with NASA on several space missions for the future.
The Space-X Dragon spacecraft will be mounted on the Falcon-9, America’s most trusted rocket. After this, the Falcon-9 rocket will be launched from launch complex 39A. This mission is named Demo-2 mission. In the Demo-1 mission, the Dragon Spacecraft successfully transported goods to the space station. Let us tell you that after 9 years, the US space agency NASA is resuming its commercial crew program. After the success of this mission, America will not have to take recourse to Russia and European countries to send their astronauts to space.
In this mission, Robert Benken will determine the docking of the spacecraft, the attachment to the space station, the separation of undocking, the space station and determine its path. Benken has visited the space station twice before. One in 2008 and the other in 2010. He has done spacewalk three times.
At the same time, Douglas Hurley will be the commander of the Dragon spacecraft. They will be responsible for the launch, landing and recovery. Douglas has gone to the space station in 2009 and 2011. Was a civil engineer by profession. Later in 2000, he was associated with NASA. Prior to this there were fighter pilots in the US Marine Corps.
After the mission launched in May, both these astronauts will stay at the space station for 110 days. Let us tell you that the Space-X Dragon capsule can spend time in space for 210 days at a time. After that it will have to come back to earth for repair. On 27 July 2011, NASA closed its most successful space shuttle program. The same day the Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth. 135 flights were made to the space station through the space shuttle program. In this program that lasted 30 years, more than 300 astronauts were sent to space.