"Great Job": ISRO On Historic NASA, SpaceX Mission

Alonzo Simpson
June 1, 2020

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday (June 1, 2020) congratulated the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX for their historic first launch of manned mission after 2011.

A capsule launched by US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday morning, becoming the first manned commercial spacecraft to do so.

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley arrived at the ISS roughly 19 hours after leaving the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday morning.

The mission, named Demo-2, marks the first time Nasa has launched astronauts from USA soil in nine years. "On shuttle, we felt the docking". However, Behnken noted that both he and Hurley were expecting that. Then Rogozin wrote on Twitter that Russian Federation may refuse to deliver American astronauts to the ISS in response, and advised them to use a trampoline to get to the station.

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The network, which was carrying audio from NASA on a delay, was still running the countdown to launch as viewers watched the rocket carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flying into the atmosphere.

Crossing this milestone means that essentially the first half of the mission has been completed successfully.

Saturday's groundbreaking launch, which took place at 3.22pm ET after being delayed by poor weather from Wednesday, lit the skies over Cape Canaveral as the Falcon 9 rocket blazed a trail across the Atlantic ocean on a 12-minute journey to orbit. "You can look at this as the results of a hundred thousand people roughly when you add up all the suppliers and everyone working incredibly hard to make this day happen".

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