SpaceX’s first production work it’s almost over. NASA expects the Crew-1 team to begin returning to Earth today (May 1) at 8:35 PM East, and you could survive NASA TV (below) to see the last of the past. Be prepared for the night if you are on the east coast, however. With the landing of the International Space Station starting in the evening, the Crew Dragon capsule is not expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico until May 2 at 2:57 AM.
Staff 1 was expected to arrive on April 30, but experienced two delays due to weather conditions at the destination. Astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi (from JAXA) and Shannon Walker have been around for about half a year around the ISS.
This should be a significant moment for SpaceX, which is just as likely established its Crew-2 mission days ago. It is symbolically important to NASA. The commission said that this was the first shipwreck of the U.S. Navy since April 8, 1968 – about 53 years ago. NASA is keen to revitalize domestic aircraft, and services like Crew-1 emphasize all that has been achieved and the critical length of time that defines space exploration in the United States.
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