The spacecraft landed in the ocean, returning as automated as the entire flight.
With parachutes that descended safely into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday night, SpaceX, a U.S.-based private space company, is carrying only Crew Dragon, a spacecraft carrying only amateur astronauts, completing a three-day mission around Earth called Inspiration4.
The spacecraft landed at 7 a.m. US Eastern Time, not far from Florida, in calm weather. The return was as automated as the whole flight. The Crew Dragon was lifted from the sea, and the four astronauts cheerfully disembarked: Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski. SpaceX broadcast this life on YouTube.
It was seen in the pictures that the frictional heat scorched the outer surface of the spacecraft, and the frictional heat burned the outer surface of the spaceship. The frictional heat scorched the outer surface of the spaceship returned. The astronauts still had to undergo a medical examination on board. Only then were they transported by helicopter to the Cape Canaveral space center.
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With a crew of exclusively amateur astronauts, the spacecraft has now orbited Earth for the first time. On Wednesday afternoon, the Crew Dragon, a Dragon Class 2 spacecraft with a Falcon 9 launch vehicle, was launched from Kennedy Florida spacecraft. Then, at an altitude of 580 kilometers, or higher than the International Space Station (ISS) orbit, it orbited the Earth at speeds of about 30,000 kilometers per hour and a half.
The astronauts not only had fun but also conducted medical experiments. A documentary about the trip will also be made on behalf of Netflix. Proceeds from this will be used to support a children’s hospital in the U.S. state of Tennessee.