Depending on results, it could become a permanent fixture on all SpaceX's Starlink spacecraft for future missions.
By now, you've noticed the launching of this Crew Dragon, but opinions from the exterior of the spacecraft as it cruised skyward do not offer you a clue about what it felt like for the astronauts who were really inside it. After settling into the ISS, the astronauts held a press conference to talk about their trip.
Adhir Saiyadh, 58, a ham radio enthusiast, was trying to get connected with ISS when he received a response from astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon A 58-year-old Ham radio enthusiast from Ahmedabad is over the moon after he got in touch with NASA astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule before they docked with International Space Station on Sunday and created history. He noted that he and Hurley were talking about the roughness of the ride as the rocket took off. "Reasonably subtle, following the two guys, and it even had the classic" new vehicle smell", according to Chris Cassidy, the current commander of the International Space Station. "We do have an apatosaurus aboard", Behnken said after the launch.
"We were both commenting on it as we were going uphill", he explained. They will stay there for up to 110 days before boarding the Crew Dragon once again for a fiery fall through Earth's atmosphere and, hopefully, a safe splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken reported the spacecraft worked well, and ISS commander Chris Cassidy said it was like a brand new vehicle.
The toy was first spotted when SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule went supersonic and entered zero gravity and the dinosaur started floating around the pod, the video clip of which went absolutely viral on Twitter soon after. The astronauts said that it performed well during the mission. The Crew Dragon is also, in contrast, brand-spanking-new. "For us as the test pilots, we're there to evaluate how it does the mission". "[The toilet] works very similar to the one we were used to in the Space Shuttle and it worked very well".