#AskNASA┃ How Do We Launch Astronauts from the United States to the Space Station?

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NASA is enabling safe, reliable, and cost-effective crew transportation to and from the International Space Station from two private companies – Spacex and Boeing. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program represents a revolutionary approach to government and commercial collaborations for the advancement of space exploration.

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to the space station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launched May 31 on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They returned to Earth and splashed down in the Dragon Endeavor capsule on Sunday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.

Known as NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2, the mission is an end-to-end test flight to validate the SpaceX crew transportation system, including launch, in-orbit, docking and landing operations. The program demonstrates NASA’s commitment to investing in commercial companies through public-private partnerships and builds on the success of American companies, including SpaceX, already delivering cargo to the space station. Boeing will also complete an uncrewed flight test followed by a crewed flight test for certification to fly NASA astronauts to the space station.

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6 Comments

  1. Imagine the future, music festivals in low gravity on the moon, a holiday to mars, a weekend to a hotel in low earth orbit… This space tourism thing is gonna be cool

  2. Hello NASA I am Turkish and I do not speak English, I have an interest in space and I want to watch your videos with understanding. Can you put Turkish subtitles for this?
    (I translated these sentences using translation)

  3. 🔴 سرعه السواد اسرع من سرعه الضوء..!!
    فكيف تتنقلون بين المجموعات المكونه من شموس وكواكب.. اليكم بعض النصائح
    سيتم اكتشاف كيفيه ربط جسم مغلف بالضوء الاسود..!! الناتج عن انفجار 💥 حول الجسم الضوء الاسود يشبه الدخان شديد السواد معتم عن المعتاد..!! وتتشكل فجوه وسط الانفجار بخواص لم يكتشفها العلم لليوم وفي وسط الفجوه ينطلق الجسم بسرعه السواد التي
    تبلغ الف سرعه الضوء..!!
    سيتم تحديد نقاط لمجموعتنا الشمسيه وستكون هذه بمثابه نقاط الانطلاق او بدايه خيوط تلاقي
    الجسم بالسكه المسارات داخل المجره
    فهناك مسارات بين المجموعات الشمسيه
    كالميزان الخيطي..!!
    بعد ان يتم اكتشاف ميزان التوازن النجمي والمجري…
    🔴 بدايه كثفوا البحوث والاكتشافات بمايوجد وسط كل انفجار لعده مواد وغازات 💥 فوسط الانفجار يوجد عالم 🌐 من المعلومات والاكتشافات لم تكشف لحد الساعه
    الكربون والهديروجين وتفجيرها خارج كوكب الارض …
    اخرجوا من قوقعه الضوء الابيض الى الضوء الاسود..!!
    🔴 امسكوا سكه خيوط الانفجار والتوسع..!!

    🔥كان معكم كذاب سام خريج علوم الكتاب من كليه الجن.

  4. Y’all never told us about the history on other planets like mars why do we have to learn about the history of other planets and the number of different alien species that actually exist from ppl that’s been told to be quiet I really do hate humans

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