SpaceX has announced that its Crew Dragon Capsule has delivered Two NASA Astronauts Doug Herley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station on Sunday. The space company has said that it was the company that has used its Crew Dragon Capsule to deliver NASA astronauts to the ISS after the period of 9 years, as the last delivery proceeds in 2011.
The crew of the Space Station welcomed both the NASA astronauts aboard with handshakes and hugs after kicking-off the delivery of Crew Dragon.
NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine said, “I will tell you, the whole world saw this mission, and we are so, so proud for everything you have done for our country and in fact to inspire the world.”
US NASA Astronaut Doug Herley said on the occasion, “It’s great to get the United States back in the crewed launch business, and we’re just really glad to be on board this magnificent complex.”
Doug Herley and Bob Behnkan said that both astronauts were able to get a few hours’ sleep during their 19-hour long journey.
The administrator of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule said, “The first night is always a little bit of a challenge, but the Dragon is a slick vehicle and we had good airflow so we had an excellent evening.”
SpaceX is a privately owned company of the US billionaire, Elon Musk, achieved another milestone with its Crew Dragon Capsule and it would help to make the cost of spaceflight more frequent and less costly than the other methods of orbital flight.
Furthermore, it also marked the history as the privately owned space vehicles that deliver American NASA Astronauts into Orbit, rather than the NASA. The Space shuttle is expected to reached the ISS after a long 19-hour orbital journey,