Space

Successful docking of Crew-5 by NASA and SpaceX with the International Space Station

By Aazam

October 08, 2022

On SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, Crew-5 was launched into orbit on Wednesday. The crew will shortly arrive at the International Space Station (ISS)

At midday, the rocket successfully lifted off from Launch Pad 39A under bright skies

A seven-person crew from Expedition 68 welcomed Crew-5 into the space station after it arrived at 4:57 p.m. and the hatch opened at 6:42 p.m

The mission was supposed to launch on October 3, but Hurricane Ian caused a two-day delay

They will carry out scientific experiments, technological demonstrations, and maintenance tasks in the Microgravity Laboratory once Crew-5 reaches the International Space Station

To prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and to improve life on Earth, "Crew-5 will conduct new and fascinating scientific study in areas, including cardiology," according to NASA

Printing human organs in space, figuring out how the lunar fuel systems function, and learning more about heart disease are just a few of the experiments planned

Additionally, in 2020, SpaceX launched NASA astronauts for the first time from US land

NASA and the Russian Space Agency exchanged seats aboard commercial spacecraft. As of right now, Kikina is the first astronaut to use SpaceX