NASA’s two of the Astronaut’s Bob and Hurley are all set to go into Space this month. They will go to the International Space Station (ISS) through SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft. The Astronauts were ready to go into Space since from the year 2011. It was already known from the beginning that the Crew Dragons Demo 2 is the first flight that is marked in the soil of America.
The Astronauts find themselves lucky. Because they will able to test the new generation’s crew dragon spacecraft for the very first time in the orbit. Want to know who are those lucky Astronauts chosen for the mission?
NASA has chosen two of there Astronauts. Behnken and Hurley. Firstly NASA has taken test of these Astronauts. They are selected due to the ample test pilot and flight experience. They both are the old-timer of the two space shuttle missions. Both the Astronauts are hitting on the top of the list to be working and training on SpaceX’s next-generation crew vehicle.
Hurley has given the position of Spacecraft Commander in the mission. He will give his services for tasks like landing, launch, and recovery process in the mission. In the year 2000 this Astronaut was selected for the mission. His current age is 53 years. He has given service in two two space shuttles fights. Earlier, he was a fighter pilot. At that time he was giving his service as the test pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps.
NOW LET’S HAVE A LOOK ON LATEST LAUNCHES OF NASA:
- HTV- 9
- USA 299 (X -37B, OTV6)
- QUETZAL- 1
- G- SAT
- PROGRESS MS- 14
- ORBITAL TEST VEHICLE (OTV)
However the most recent rocket that NASA has launched is SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It will launch the SAOCOM 1B Earth Observation Satellite for Argentina. It will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Let’s HAVE A LOOK ON NASA’S RECENT AND FUTURE PLANNED ACTIVITIES:
- InSight launched and landed on Mars in 2018.
- New Horizons, Kuiper belt object 486958 Arrokoth flyby on January 1, 2019.
- OSIRIS- REx, en route for asteroid sample return on September 24, 2023.
- Mars 2020 rover (planned)
- Misc. Explorer Missions
- Europa Clipper (planned)
- Misc. Discovery Missions
- New Frontier Missions including New Horizons, JUNO, and OSIRIS- REx
- Earth Observations, Solar and Astronomical Observatories
- James Web Space Telescope (planned)
- Parker Solar Probe launched in August 2018
- Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), launched in August 2018
- Wild Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) (planned)
SPACE FLIGHT PROGRAMS:
- X- 15 Rocket Plane (1959-1968)
- Project Mercury (1958-1963)
- Project Gemini (1961-1966)
- Apollo Program (1961-1972)
- Skylab (1965-1979)
- Apollo- Soyuz Test Project (1972-1975)
- Space Shuttle Program (1972-2011)
- International Space Station (1993- Present)
- Constellation Program (2005- 2009) and Journey to Mars (2010- 2017)
- Artemis Program (2017- Present)
- Activities (2005-2017)
- Since 2011, NASA’s planned Goals have been:
- Extend and sustain human activities across the solar system.
- Expand a specific understanding of the Earth and Universe.
- Create innovative new space technologies.
- Advance aeronautics research.
- Enable program and institutional capabilities to conduct NASA’s aeronautics and space activities.
- Share NASA with the public, educators and the students to provide chances to take part.
NASA was formed on July 29, 1958. NASA is now 61 years old. NASA’s motto is to benefit all. The Jurisdiction of NASA is in the hands of the US Federal government. NASA was formed to succeed the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).