News By/Courtesy: Riddhima Kedia | 01 Jun 2020 22:38pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation congratulated NASA and SpaceX for their ‘historic’ manned mission.
  • Saturday’s liftoff has benchmarked commercial space travel
  • India is also preparing for sending its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan” by the year 2022

ISRO CONGRATULATES NASA & SpaceX, CALLS IT ‘HISTORIC’ MANNED MISSION
On Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation congratulated NASA and SpaceX for their ‘historic’ manned mission.
On Sunday, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft along with two other NASA astronauts tied up with the International Space Station after a historic launch in the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Saturday’s liftoff has benchmarked commercial space travel. It has marked the launch of humans into orbit from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
Appreciating the efforts ISRO twitted, "Congratulations to #NASA and #SpaceX for the historic first launch of the manned mission after 2011. Great job!". ISRO also complimented the efforts of NASA’s International Space Station aboard Elon Musk’ led company’s Crew Dragon.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft along with NASA’s astronaut Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley had lifted off at 3:22 pm EDT Saturday (12:52 am IST Sunday) on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The docking happened a mere 19 hours after a SpaceX Falcon 9 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.
At first, the space mission launched by using a privately-owned space vehicle. This set about multiplied avenues for public-private partnerships in commercial space travel.
Allegedly, they became the first group of astronauts to use touch screens technology to operate the vehicle unlike the previous Mercury and Apollo missions by NASA. The space vehicle operates autonomously. However, where manual operation is required, the astronauts have three touch panels to maneuver the vehicle instead of traditional controls and switches.
India also stands ahead, some of the reports reveal that India is preparing for sending its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan”. The gala project comprises a budget of Rs. 10,000 Crores and it is expected to be launched by the year 2022, the year of the 75th anniversary of India's Independence. It is said that four Indian Air Force fighter pilots are currently training in Moscow for the grand project, they are skilled and experienced to be the potential candidates for the Gaganyaan project.
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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 03 Jun 2020 13:52pm IST


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