As already reported, NASA and Spacex postponed the second commercial piloted mission on the ISS due to adverse weather conditions. Run transferred to April 23 12:49 Moscow time. To pass the wait, NASA has provided the opportunity to consider the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with the Crew Dragon Endeavour carrier on the historic site of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The video is removed from the drone, and the dark clouds and the yellow sky add dramatic scene. The rocket is located at the portal tower, which provides the supply of electricity, fuel, cooling, and also allows four crew members to go to the spacecraft immediately before launching. The same tower was used for lunar missions and launch of Space Shuttle shuttle.
The Crew-2 team includes American Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan MacArtho (Akihiko Hoshide) from the Japanese aerospace agency and the French Space Agency (Thomas Pesquet) from the European Space Agency.
«It’s nice here, in the Kennedy Space Center, “said the commander of the Mission Crew-2 Shane Cymbro on April 18. “We have already been training this morning, yesterday we had to go to the platform to see the rocket and our spacecraft, which was very exciting for us.”
Spacex successfully implements a contract with NASA worth, 6 billion: the Crew-3 mission is scheduled for October 23, and Crew-4 will be held in 2022. In the case of a successful launch and launching of Crew-2 to the ISS, two American ship will be at the same time at the same time. The return of the first sent in November 2020 was scheduled for April 28. He will return to the land of four astronauts: Shannon Walker, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover (Victor Glover) and Sofi Noguchi.
Starliner ship created by the competing Boeing under the contract with NASA on, 2 billion lags behind the schedule and still not ready to deliver people into space: the test flight to the ISS without a crew failed in December 2019 and NASA has revealed more than 80 problems. After several months of delays, the second test flight, known as the ORBITAL FLIGHT TEST-2 mission, was transferred the other day by August due to problems with avionics. Thus, the first flight manned tests is now planned to be carried out not earlier than September. Nasa Buch Wilmore (Butch Wilmore), Nicole Mann (Nicole Mann) and Mike Fincke (Mike Fincke) will take part in the mission.