On Monday morning, four astronauts donated their flight suits and boarded their Dragon spaceship. Refreshment.
But they did not come home. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Sochi Noguchi were also preparing to move the crew dragon spacecraft.
Within 38 minutesUp to 60 meters from the large laboratory, the International Space Station’s Harmony module supports the spacecraft indefinitely. In the power of his Draco nozzles Refreshment He then proceeded to dock with another port on the Harmony module.
During this self-exercise Refreshment Moved the port of the “Forward” module to the “Zenith” port. The reason for the reconstruction was expected to be the arrival of another Dragon mission in a few weeks – the June mission of a cargo dragon to take four more astronauts to the space station.
This cargo mission, piloted by SpaceX, will carry large solar panels to the space station in its trunk. This cargo kite is required to land in the Zenith port to allow the space station’s large robotic arm to arm the space station’s installation panels. This hand could not reach the “trunk” of the spaceship, which was anchored in the forward port.
So on Monday, Refreshment Moved to Angel Harbor. This will allow the next crew mission to anchor at the forward port to begin before April 22nd. And so on Refreshment The CRS-22 cargo mission is scheduled to depart at the end of April and will be anchored at Zenith Port.
We believe all of this can be a little confusing, but the most important thing is that space exits can cause some traffic jams in orbit. Of course, NASA is very happy with an American spacecraft that delivers station cargo and crew.
If the whole process was autonomous, why should four crew members get in the vehicle? Hopkins, Glover, Walker, Noguchi, for the Crook-1 mission. Refreshment He has his way home. Although the crew never touched down on the flight controls, they were forced to remain aboard the spacecraft in an emergency – though unlikely – and were forced to return to Earth. Fortunately, this did not happen.
Image credit NASA TV
Prone to fits of apathy. Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Internet advocate. Avid travel enthusiast. Entrepreneur. Music expert.