cape canaveral, florida – A new crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday for the six-month mission after overcoming problems with one of the capsule’s docking hooks.
The SpaceX capsule and its four astronauts had to wait 65 feet (20 meters) away from the orbiting lab as flight controllers in California rushed to come up with a software fix. .
This is the same problem that occurred shortly after takeoff on Thursday. All of her 12 hooks on the capsule seemed fine, but the switch on his 1 of them failed. SpaceX Mission Control told US, Russian and Emerald astronauts they could stay in this waiting pattern for up to two hours, urging patience.
Once the new software commands were relayed, the astronauts received the go-ahead to proceed. Ultimately, link-up occurred an hour later, as the capsule and space station rose 260 miles (420 kilometers) above the coast of Somalia.
“Welcome to the International Space Station after a short scenic detour,” SpaceX Mission Control radioed. NASA officials agreed that the delay added to expectations.
Newly arrived astronauts include UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, the first astronaut in the Arab world to spend an extended amount of time in space. Al-Neyadi is his second person to go into orbit on a rocket from the UAE.
“I couldn’t be happier to see old friends come together as one big family in space. This is the essence of space exploration,” Al Neyadi said as he entered the station. rice field. “The UAE is taking a giant step forward in pushing the boundaries of exploration.”
Also flying in capsules: NASA’s Stephen Bowen, retired Navy submarine crew member who flew the Space Shuttle three times; Warren “Woody” Horberg, a space novice and former research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yes, Andrei Fedjaev retired from the Russian Air Force.
space x launched four astronauts It was sent to NASA early Thursday morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.their flight a few days late This is due to a clogged filter in the ignition fluid line.
The UAE sent its first astronaut, Hazza Al-Mansouri, to the space station aboard a Russian rocket in 2019. It’s been decades since the first Arab launched in 1985 during NASA’s shuttle era. Their longest space flight was about a week.
Al-Mansouri called the space station from Dubai to wish El Nayadi and his crew safety and success in their mission, saying it represented a “major milestone”.
Eleven people will stay on the space station next week.
The newcomers will replace two NASA astronauts, a Japanese cosmonaut and a Russian cosmonaut, from October and will return in their own SpaceX capsule next week. Two of his other Russians and one American had to be replaced due to a leak on the Russian Soyuz in his capsule. It’s been a year.
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