NASA astronaut shares stunning view of sunrise from space

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 31, 2020

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively, for the mission.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will join Pesquet on the Alpha mission, along with Akihiko Hoshide from Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency.

McArthur, 48, will be aboard the station for about six months.

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is headed back to the International Space Station next year after being assigned to the second operational flight of a spacecraft built by Elon Musk.

On May 31, the Dragon spacecraft became the first American spacecraft to launch American astronauts after the Space Shuttle program came to an end in 2011. There will be a total of seven members aboard which will be a drastic increase over the number of current occupants.

The other three crew members are also experienced astronauts.

In 2014, NASA admitted two settled-value records: $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX, which wanted to plan a group commendable form of the Dragon case that had just been flying payload to and from the International Space Station.

Crew Dragon will soon be departing in the ISS shortly, and NASA will be able to reevaluate it and utilize the hardware every time it requires.

Five individuals are as of now ready the ISS: Two Russian cosmonauts and NASA's Chris Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, and Behnken, The last two showed up at the space station in May in the wake of directing SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on its historic journey. They are set to return to Earth on 2 August.

All members of this crew have previously spent time in space, but this will be McArthurs' first trip to the International Space Station. McArthur operated the shuttle's robotic arm over the course of the 12 days and 21 hours she spent in space, capturing the telescope and moving crew members during the five spacewalks needed to fix and upgrade it. Now, after its return, the spacecraft will be part of more crew missions to the ISS. He was also part of the Japanese crew that in June 2008 installed the Kibo's Pressurized Module (PM) on the ISS. He was launched aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and has spent 196 days in space.

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