The International Space Station tweeted a video, in which four members of the crew were shown playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissor’ before the launch. The ISS said that crew members had arrived in the spacecraft ahead of time.
SpaceX’s crew members (Twitter)
Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its third crew for the International Space Station using a recycled rocket and spacecraft for the first time. Four astronauts from the US, France and Japan are now heading towards the ISS. At the same time, a video shared by ISS has seen how the crew is spending its time before the launch. Let us know that the crew was launched on Friday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The International Space Station tweeted a video, in which four members of the crew were shown playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissor’ before the launch. The ISS said that crew members had arrived in the spacecraft ahead of time. After this, he had extra time left, which he spent by playing through this classic game played with hands. The ISS wrote on Twitter, “The crew arrived just before the scheduled time and now the crew is spending the remaining time in the Dragon spacecraft playing a few rounds of games.”
Rock, paper, scissors!
The crew is going through their steps ahead of schedule and are passing the extra time aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft with a couple of rounds of the game. pic.twitter.com/1MUSHQUnyi
— International Space Station (@Space_Station) April 23, 2021
SpaceX is running a commercial crew program with NASA
This video shared by ISS on Twitter has been viewed more than 1.2 lakh times. Apart from this, thousands of people have commented on this video and have given their respective responses. This is the third time that SpaceX has sent humans to the ISS. SpaceX has signed a billion dollar deal with NASA under the Commercial Crew Program. The first mission by Elon Musk’s company was launched in May last year. Thus, after the end of the Space Shuttle program, American dependence on Russian rockets to go to the ISS also ended.
Astronauts will reach ISS after traveling for 23 hours
NASA launch integration manager Daniel Frorestel said that it becomes very easy in terms of preparing the operation, if you are doing a job for the third time. Let us tell you that SpaceX has sent manned spacecraft for the third time within a year. These astronauts will travel for 23 hours in the same dragon space that SpaceX used as the first manned vehicle last May. They are expected to reach the ISS by Saturday.
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