Four astronauts live on board International Space Station The International Space Station broke a record 47 after spending the longest time in space with a crew launched from US soil.
The astronauts, known collectively as Crew-1 – Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover of NASA, and Suichi Noguchi of Japan Space Agency (JAXA) – were the first completed mission crew to be placed in orbit by a private company. . (A smaller test mission for the International Space Station, consisting of only two astronauts who spent a short time in space, preceded Crew-1 by several months.) Crew-1 arrived aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon orbit launched by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 15, sister site to Live Science I mentioned Space.com earlier.
On Sunday (February 7), the Crew-1 astronauts took their place in the history books after spending their 85th day aboard the International Space Station. According to NASA.
The previous record of 84 days was set in 1974 by the crew of Skylab 4, the last mission aboard NASA’s first space station. Skylab. Since then, record-breaking astronauts have all participated in missions from other countries. NASA said SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission is the first manned mission to be launched from the United States since the space shuttle was retired in 2011.
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NASA took to Twitter to celebrate the achievement that coincided with the Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.
Rise n ‘Shine, time to play! #SuperBowlSunday Space Highlights: 🏆SpaceX Crew-1NASA_Astronauts breaks US space record 45 minutes after launch, Space_Station flies over #SBLV Tampa, Florida View details: https://t.co/5zqMM5imGV pic .twitter. Com / oE1yMtO9XrFebruary 7, 2021
It is almost certain that the crew 1 astronauts will expand their record once they complete their six-month period on the International Space Station. The next manned SpaceX mission is expected to begin in April, when Crew-2 will go into orbit to replace their predecessors. According to Space.com.
Originally published on Live Science.