First civilian space capsule lands off Florida


(MENAFN – Al-Bayan) Date: September 19, 2021

A SpaceX flight known as “Inspiration 4”, with its four civilian crew, landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the US state of Florida, “Saturday”, ending the first flight into space with an all-civilian crew.

SpaceX, owned by high-tech mogul Elon Musk and CEO of electric car maker Tesla, said in a live broadcast on its YouTube channel that the capsule, called Crew Dragon, landed at sea around 7 p.m. EDT after a three-day trip.

SpaceX prepared and launched the spacecraft from Florida and controlled its flight from its headquarters on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

The flight took off last Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, one of two reusable SpaceX rockets.

Within three hours, the capsule reached an orbital altitude of just over 585 km, higher than the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope and farther than any point humans have reached since the end of NASA’s Apollo lunar exploration program in 1972.

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