These astronauts will whiz around Earth 34 times before reaching space station

Rodiano Bonacci
Giugno 8, 2018

The latest crewed launch (above) took place on Wednesday, June 6, transporting three astronauts - American Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor, German Alexander Gerst, and Russian Sergey Prokopyev - to the International Space Station (ISS). The Trump administration has expressed its intent to stop funding the International Space Station and turn it over to the private industry, according to Washington Post.

Once the astronauts connect with the space lab they will be greeted by astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev.

They are scheduled to stay on board the space station for 187 days.

NASA TV will feature live streaming coverage of the docking process, as well as the hatch opening and welcoming process, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Friday. The three arriving astronauts will remain aboard until December.

When it comes to political parties, 70 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Americans believe that NASA is still vital in the future of the industry, but only 59 percent of the total Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans say the same.

The crew will have to perform 55 scientific experiments during their mission, as well as head into outer space, carry out maintenance work and shoot videos. A flight surgeon, she previously had been in Russian Federation supporting medical operations for International Space Station crew members in Star City.

The capsule has already made several trips to and from the space station, taking supplies and other cargo.

Bridenstine also said his top two priorities were the resumption of human spaceflight from the USA -since 2011, American astronauts have relied on Russian transportation to get to the ISS-and going back to the Moon with the help of a new, nearby outpost that could ferry supplies there.

The astronaut-carrying version of the Dragon includes seven seats, a bank of monitors offering the crew real-time flight data, a climate-control system for added comfort, and plenty of windows so the space travelers can gaze in awe at the stunning scenery.

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