The crew compartment of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon rocket landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida (USA), at about 7 pm (local time), according to images obtained by SpaceX. streamed directly from the field.
The heat shield allows the Crew Dragon to withstand the terrible heat of more than 1,900 degrees Celsius during its entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, which is fully automated. The astronauts’ flight suits are designed to stay cool if the cabin gets hot.
The SpaceX flight control center in the suburbs of Los Angeles (USA) erupted in applause when the first parachutes were released, slowing the ship’s landing speed to about 24km / h, and one more time. when the ship hits the water.
The shuttles rushed towards the Crew Dragon to pick up the astronauts. SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by CEO Elon Musk, said it took about an hour to get the crew out of the capsule.