Newly arrived Crew-4 astronauts on the International Space Station are ready to begin a six-month stay in space after this week’s smooth SpaceX flight.
NASA astronaut and astronaut Robert Haines said that the flight into space in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, its first mission and spaceship freedom, the “teardrop” experience was evident even after working in combat aircraft. the mission Launched into space on Wednesday (April 27) and docked less than 16 hours later.
“One of the things we used to say about fighter planes is that they land, and the faster you go, the faster you get there,” Haynes, a USAF fighter pilot, said during a welcome party Thursday. Exhibition (April 28).
“This is just the opposite,” he said of the launch. “The higher we went, the faster we were… and that was unbelievable. [rocket] The tour, especially on the second leg, was very interesting. It was amazing.”
Crew 4 Commander and NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren also praised the performance of the new spacecraft. “The Freedom capsule flight was really smooth and the Gs were amazing,” he said, referring to the G forces, or gravitational forces, that the astronauts encountered during launch.
In addition to enjoying the spacecraft, Crew-4 said it was fun Views of the Dragon SpaceWhet your appetite for months of observing the space station.
“We can see the space station very far away, but it’s very bright with solar arrays shining our way,” she said. “The Land Below is just beautiful. We are so excited to be here and see more of these amazing sights.”
The multinational Expedition 67 crew now includes three Russians, six Americans, one German astronaut and one Italian astronaut with the arrival of the Crew 4 astronauts. This group of astronauts and cosmonauts will work together in the coming weeks to integrate the newcomers into space operations.
Samantha Cristoforetti, Veteran European Space Agency As an astronaut, I thanked colleagues for their patience as Crew-4 adapts to life in space.
“They do a lot of work with us because we have ‘legs of space’ so thank you very much for such a good reception.”
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