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Bad weather barrier for NASA and SpaceX astronauts

NASAIn a statement made by USAAstronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and the Japan Space Research Agency (JAXA) said the landing of the service carrying astronaut Soichi Noguchi was postponed to April 30 due to bad weather.

STANDARD CONDITIONS

The statement said that the decision was made because the speed of the sea winds was measured under standard conditions from the Florida area where the capsule carrying the astronauts was planned to descend.

SpaceX transports astronauts to ISS with the Crew Dragon service as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Services program.

The company conducted a test flight called Demo-1, and then in May 2020 took two astronauts to the station on a manned flight called Demo-2.

SpaceX delivered a team of four astronauts to the ISS in November 2020 as part of its Crew-1 mission.

The Crew-1 mission is the first manned space flight from the United States since NASA completed its Space Shuttle program in 2011.

At ISS, astronauts and cosmonauts were previously transported by Russian-made Soyuz services as NASA stopped producing personal services.

THEY WORK THE MISSION

In a joint project of NASA, ESA, JAXA, the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, ISS, 6 crew members from different countries work in shifts.

As part of NASA’s Commercial Procurement Services program, American companies are transporting cargo to ISS with Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon cargo services.

The US company Boeing is also conducting test flights with the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to transport personnel to the ISS under the Trade Personnel Development Program.

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