SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Resilience, Carrying Four Astronauts, Docks With International Space Station

first_imgSunday night’s launch marked SpaceX’s first operational mission for NASA under that program, after a test flight last summer with a crew of two US astronauts.© Thomson Reuters 2020Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The space station, an orbital laboratory about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, will be their home for the next six months. After that, another set of astronauts on a Crew Dragon capsule will replace them. That rotation will continue until Boeing joins the programme with its own spacecraft late next year.The Resilience crew includes Crew Dragon commander Mike Hopkins and two fellow NASA astronauts: mission pilot Victor Glover and physicist Shannon Walker. They are joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, making his third trip to space after previously flying on the US shuttle in 2005 and Soyuz in 2009.crew members spacex falcon 9 reuters crew– Advertisement – Four astronauts riding a newly designed spacecraft from Elon Musk’s SpaceX docked with the International Space Station Monday night, in the first crewed mission on a privately built space capsule purchased by NASA.SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut, docked at 11:01pm EST (9:31am Tuesday IST), 27 hours after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.- Advertisement – Another US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are aboard the space station from a previous mission.“Welcome to the ISS. We can’t wait to have you onboard,” said Kate Rubins, a US astronaut already on the space station.Before receiving its flight certification from NASA last week, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon had been under development for roughly a decade under a public-private NASA program started in 2011 to revive the agency’s human spaceflight capability.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Hamza Mohammed wants RTU back in the top

first_imgFormer Real Tamale United midfielder Hamza Mohammed wants to bring the team back to the top flight following their absence some time now. Hamza who once captained the Black Satellites has been with the technical team of RTU as assistant coach since returning from Australia where he is studying. The northern region based side did well in last season’s Division One League and Hamza wants to build on that to see the team stage a strong comeback to the premier league.“Is been very difficult for the club in the last three seasons or so because we had some little challenge with our sponsor- WIENCO that is why we find ourselves in the division one,” he told Joy Sports“Not playing in the top flight for some time now is very bad for our great club especially if you are in indigene and a former player, so that is why we have all decided to come back to help the club stage a strong come back to the premier league.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more