SpaceX Just Shared Inside-Scoop Video on Advanced Dragon Spacesuit Design

Pablo Tucker
July 30, 2020

NASA and SpaceX are looking to finish up the final demonstration mission of SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft at the end of this week, but it's already looking ahead to Crew-2 - the second operational flight of Crew Dragon, now set for sometime next spring.

By taking four astronauts into space during the Crew-2 mission, the number of staff available on the ISS will increase to seven.

The members of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. The spacecraft carried NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley in May, marking the first-ever launch from the a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to the ISS.

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.

A successful end to the Demo-2 mission this weekend would restore the US's human spaceflight capabilities for the first time since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.

Mr Hoshide from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been to space twice.

The astronaut first launched aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and then launched aboard the Russian Soyuz in 2016.

He has spent a total of 189 days in space, and performed six spacewalks. McArthur will be making her second trip to space and first to the space station. Her last trip to space was aboard the Space Shuttle in 2009, when she participated in the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope.

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.

Pesquet is an ESA astronaut that has been to the ISS on two previous occasions as part of Expeditions 50/51 and Expedition 64/65.

Mr Pesquet is a French engineer and pilot who has so far spent 196 days in space.

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