Why does SpaceX's historic astronaut flight for NASA have two commanders?
SpaceX's historic crewed mission to space has … two commanders?
Over the weekend, veteran NASA cosmonauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley created history as they initiated house on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule as a part of the company's Demo 2 check flight, the primary crewed flight to orbit to launch from the U.S. since NASA's space vehicle bill led to 2011. The Demo-2 mission launched from NASA's Kennedy house Center in Florida on weekday (May 30) and reached the International space platform nineteen hours later with a sleek arrival.
In his role as joint operations administrator, Behnken's specific responsibilities embrace reaching and arrival with the world station. Hurley, on the opposite hand, is to blame for the Crew Dragon , currently formally named Endeavour, launch, landing and recovery. The astronauts aidy aboard the space platform. they will even participate in some spacewalks front the depot to upgrade its solar panel batteries among different maintenance work. The astronauts can pay anyplace from about one to four months aboard the space platform operating with and serving to out Cassidy. the aim of this mission was to demonstrate the capabilities of the Crew Dragon capsule — to create positive it will safely ferry human passengers to (and from) the sdepot station.