NASA astronauts who left the International Space Station (ISS) last night will land on the earth today in the evening. The landing moments of astronauts, who will step on Earth after about two months, will be broadcast live on NASA’s YouTube channel.
For the first time in history, America-based SpaceX successfully completed the Demo-2 launch mission that a private company carried astronaut into space last May. Now, with the space transportation company founded by Elon Musk, the National Aviation and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing to complete its most important joint tasks to date.
NASA astronauts Bob Benhken and Doug Hurley, launched into space with the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, have been working on the station and Crew Dragon since May 31. Astronauts who set off to return to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) on the night of August 1, after 2 months in space, are expected to land on the earth today in the evening.
The moments when two NASA astronauts will land on Earth will be broadcast live:
leaving NASA astronauts from the ISS around 02:30 last night, at 21:48 hours this evening with Turkey does not get any mishap after about 20 hours in space will be landing on earth. These moments when Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will land on Earth for the first time in two months will be streamed live on NASA’s YouTube channel. You can also follow the YouTube broadcast above to witness these historical moments.
Astronauts will land in the Gulf of Mexico:
As the Dragon enters the atmosphere in the return journey, which is the second stage of this mission, which has the potential to be a first for space history within the scope of the return to Earth, the heat shields of the spacecraft will come into play. At this stage, the heat shields will be exposed to a temperature of about 2000 degrees Celsius and then parachutes will be opened. The parachutes will slow the spacecraft up to 24 kilometers per hour and landing will take place.
In the final stage of the demo-2 mission, two astronauts are expected to land in the Gulf of Mexico with the Crew Dragon capsule. After landing, the crew will wait 30 minutes to 1 hour for the rescue team to arrive, depending on the weather inside the capsule and the spacecraft. After the team arrives, the astronauts, whose preliminary health checks will be carried out, will be taken to the shore by a helicopter.