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NASA astronaut compared the fit of a Crew Dragon with finding "within the beast"

The Crew Dragon vehicle during its return to Earth was more like a beast than a spaceship, described his return to it from the ISS NASA astronaut Bob Behnken.

The astronaut said that "when we fell a little bit in the atmosphere, the Dragon came to life ... the atmosphere is beginning to make sounds, you can hear it roaring outside the ship and as the ship is trying to control (the movement), you feel the shaking his body," - said the astronaut.

NASA announced the crew of the Crew Dragon for 2021

NASA has identified the following manned missions Crew Dragon to the International space station (ISS), which will go into orbit in the spring of 2021, said the us space Agency on Tuesday.

In the crew of the second commercial flight of the ship in orbit will include two NASA astronauts Shane Kimbro (the captain) and Megan MacArthur, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas Sands. It is planned that the crew will travel to the ISS in the spring of 2021, and will remain at the space station for about six months.

The French astronaut will become the first European aboard the Crew Dragon

French astronaut Thomas Sands next year will go into space on the spacecraft Crew Dragon.

"The end of uncertainty: next year I will fly to (the space ship) Crew Dragon (company) SpaceX. Exercise in his futuristic cockpit has already begun," wrote Sand in his Twitter.

NASA called the timing of the first regular flight Crew Dragon to ISS

The first contract flight spacecraft Crew Dragon with four crew members on the International space station will be held before the end of September, NASA announced Wednesday.

"The launch is planned no earlier than the end of September and will be followed by the successful return from the space station, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley and analysis of NASA and SpaceX's second demonstration flight," said NASA on Wednesday.

SpaceX canceled the launch of the tenth batch of satellites Starlink

The launch of Falcon 9 with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink, which was scheduled for Saturday, is cancelled again, the company said SpaceX.

"Cancel today's launch of the tenth mission Starlink to give more time to check

The grandson of Sergei Korolev told about the phone call Elon musk

The grandson of a Russian academician and the rocket scientists Sergey Korolyov Andrey told about a conversation with American businessman Elon Musk.

Informed about contacts with the family of a Soviet designer said in his Twitter himself, Elon Musk. The details of the conversation he had not.

Cosmonaut Ivanishin visited the ship Crew Dragon

Three American astronauts and Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, located on the International space station, spent an hour inside the spacecraft Crew Dragon, Elon musk, to evaluate its comfort, said NASA.

The spacecraft Crew Dragon with a crew of two flew to the ISS in late may. This is his first manned test flight is expected to last until early August.

NASA Boeing indicated at 81 problem after the failed launch Cockpit

NASA has identified more than 80 problems requiring revision in the created by Boeing piloted spaceship Cockpit, the date of his re test flight is still not defined, reported by NASA on Tuesday.

In December 2019, the ship Cockpit made its first test flight without a crew. For technical reasons, its docking with the ISS was cancelled. A few months later, after a failed test, the Deputy head of NASA for manned spaceflight Douglas Loverro said that the results of its first unmanned flight Starliner experts have identified more than 60 of the issues. He noted that the ship could double to lose.

Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts will return to Earth in August

The Dragon Crew vehicle, delivering to the International space station two NASA astronauts in may, will return to Earth in early August, said at a press briefing, Deputy program Manager commercial flights NASA Stephen Stich.

"We plan to return in early August... at the earliest – 2 - August," said Stich.

Musk commented on the article Rogozin about the importance of flight Crew Dragon

The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk commented on the article the General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, dedicated to the flight of an American spacecraft Crew Dragon crew to the International space station.

Rogozin on 8 June published on the website of the Forbes article titled "It's their war, not ours", in which he spoke about the value of the first nine years of American manned spaceflight for the Russian space industry. English translation of the material was published on the website of Roskosmos June 10. He was brought in his Twitter journalist Eric Berger.

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