By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Doug Hurely and Bob Behnken are the crew of the NASA’s Demo-2 mission. If the launch is successful, they will become part of space history as the first American astronauts to be sent into space by a private company- Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Not only will SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launching NASA astronauts into orbit be the first such attempt by a private company , but the Demo-2 mission will also be the first time American astronauts will be launched into space from the US soil since NASA ended its shuttle programme in 2011.
By Agence France-Presse | Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Koch, 40, arrived on the ISS on March 14 with two other crew members -- an American and a Russian -- for what was initially planned to be a six-month mission.
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 07:47 AM IST
An investment in human spaceflight is an investment in future; it can inspire an entire generation of students into pursuing science.
By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 08:18 AM IST
By Malavika Vyawahare | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:46 PM IST
The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.