Production return to space There’s a new Netflix documentary that shows how NASA and SpaceX worked together to bring American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The trailer for the documentary was released this Thursday (17) and subscribers of the streaming giant can watch it in the catalog on April 7.
The documentary promises to bring never-before-seen footage of the collaboration between NASA and SpaceX to advance America’s space flight capabilities. The trailer already gives a bit of what to expect: Despite the brief, we check out some images of SpaceX’s production facilities in California, great images from orbit and those of the company’s CEO Elon Musk and the demo’s astronauts. Interact with – 2 missions. – The first manned mission, still on a trial basis, was carried out in this partnership.
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The May 2020 launch of Demo-2 marked the beginning of a new era in US spaceflight. That mission represented the first launch of astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule with a Falcon 9 rocket to the ISS, showing the company the full potential of the task. In addition to the great success of its launch and return, Demo-2 paved the way for new manned space missions from the United States.
That flight was a test that, in addition to serving as a demonstration of SpaceX’s manned transportation system, also marked the end of American reliance on Russian space vehicles, which had been in operation since 2011, with the end of the Space Shuttle program. Through a partnership with SpaceX, the United States was able to return its astronauts to the orbital laboratory with a national spacecraft and launch them on American soil.
Today, less than two years later, SpaceX has already taken more than 10 astronauts to the station – currently, astronauts Kayla Barron, Mathias Maurer, Tom Marshburn and Raja Chari, Crew-3 missions aboard the ISS. crew member, which is the third operational. done by the company. Besides him, American Mark Vande Hei is accompanied by astronauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov.
Last year, SpaceX launched the Inspiration 4 mission to Earth orbit with the Crew Dragon capsule. The venture was financed by billionaire Jared Isaacman and had four fully civilian crew members, with no professional astronauts with them. Behind the scenes of the mission was featured in five episodes of the series. Countdown: Inspire 4 Mission to SpaceEven from Netflix.