Monday, 16th May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

SpaceX’s amateur astronauts return to earth after historic mission

By AFP
25 September 2021   |   1:08 pm
Four SpaceX tourists land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board.

Related

21 Feb 2021
NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk remarks on the possibility of having astronauts on Mars at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shortly after the Perseverance rover landed on the red planet.
6 Mar 2021
A SpaceX prototype has exploded after completing a short hop test. It was the third high-altitude experimental flight for the Starship program.
21 Mar 2021
Amateur skiers train and get a taste of the sport at the Chongli ski resort in Zhangjiakou, where China will hold the 2022 winter Olympics.
11 Apr 2021
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft moves from one port of the International Space Station to another in order to make way for the arrival of the SpaceX Crew-2 Dragon mission in a few weeks, and the SpaceX CRS-22 Dragon mission later this summer.
10 Apr 2021
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, pushing the total launched to date to 1,445. Thousands more are planned as the company continues building out its fleet of broadband relay stations.
25 Apr 2021
Four astronauts have lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida for a 23-hour flight to the International Space Station. The crew, who met with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk before takeoff, will spend six months on the ISS.
26 Apr 2021
SpaceX launched its third crew to the International Space Station, recycling a rocket and spacecraft for the first time. "I think that's one of those things that gets people fired up", says founder Elon Musk.
2 May 2021
SpaceX lifted off on its third crewed mission to the International Space Station early Friday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Four astronauts were on board, including Frenchman Thomas Pesquet. le d├ęcollage de SpaceX vers la Station spatiale internationale
3 May 2021
After the successful splashdown of the SpaceX capsule with four astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) off the coast of Florida, NASA hailed at a press conference an "incredible day".
7 May 2021
Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the SN15 after initial attempts ended in explosions mid-air or shortly after landing.
19 Jun 2021
The three-member crew will be the first to blast off to China's space station site to conduct spacewalks, maintenance work and science experiments.
10 Jul 2021
Chinese astronauts make first space walk at new station