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SpaceX and NASA's manned mission to the ISS(International Space Station)

NASA's astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be going to the ISS on SpaceX's own rocket the, Falcon 9 but they will be in the spacecraft - Crew Dragon.They will be leaving on 2 a.m. IST (Indian State Time) on May 27 making them the first people to go to Space from American soil in 9 years ! Falcon-9 is a two-stage rocket. Its lower-segment will fire for 2.5 minutes before shutting down and separating. This will leave the second stage to burn for a further six minutes to get the Crew Dragon into orbit. Once detached, the capsule will then make the rest of the journey to the ISS using its own thrusters. The second stage of the rocket will be commanded to burn up in the atmosphere. The lower-segment of the booster aims to touch down on a drone ship in the Atlantic. All the best to NASA and SpaceX for this mission !

About the astronauts :-

Bob Behnken :-

Bob Behnken was born on July 28, 1970 in St. Ann, Missouri. He is a NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Bob holds a rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he served before joining NASA in 2000. He flew aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-123 and STS-130 as a Mission Specialist, accumulating over 708 hours in space, including 37 hours of spacewalk time.

Doug Hurley :-

Douglas Gerald Hurley was born on October 21, 1966. He is an American engineer and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127,which launched July 15, 2009. He was assigned and flew as pilot for STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle program, in July 2011.

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