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Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by busky007: 11:57am On Nov 16
Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronaut crew heads to orbit
By Jonathan Amos

Four astronauts - three from the US and one from Japan - have launched from Florida on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The crew rode to orbit in a rocket and capsule provided by the SpaceX company.

It's only the second time the firm has supplied the service.

The US space agency Nasa has said it is now entering a new era in which routine astronaut journeys to low-Earth orbit are being conducted by commercial providers.

The four individuals making their way up to the ISS are the Americans Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and the highly experienced Japanese space agency (Jaxa) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

By participating in this mission, Noguchi becomes only the third person in history to leave Earth in three different types of space vehicle, having previously flown on Soyuz and shuttle hardware.

It took 12 minutes for the Falcon to get the Dragon into the right part of the sky and drop it off.

"Well done, that was one heck of a ride," crew commander Mike Hopkins radioed down to controllers. "Congratulations to everyone. Resilience is in orbit."

"Resilience" is the name the astronauts have given their capsule.

The ship will use its own thrusters to complete the rest of the journey up to the station. A docking with the orbiting platform is set for about 0400 GMT on Tuesday.

Joe Biden reacts

"Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX on today's launch. It’s a testament to the power of science and what we can accomplish by harnessing our innovation, ingenuity, and determination. I join all Americans and the people of Japan in wishing the astronauts Godspeed on their journey."

Having seven people on the 410km-high outpost will triple the amount of science that can be performed in its special microgravity environment.

SpaceX has signed contracts with Nasa valued in excess of $3bn (£2.3bn) to develop, test and fly an astronaut taxi service.

As part of this relationship, the company ran a demonstration mission in May in which astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were taken to the station and then returned safely to Earth.

The contracted arrangements also call for six "operational", or routine, missions - this flight being the first.

"The big milestone here is that we are now moving away from development and test and into operational flights. And in fact this operational flight was licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration. So this is a truly a commercial launch," commented Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Nasa has a similar deal with the Boeing aerospace company, although its service is more than a year behind SpaceX.

The agency says its new model of contracting out transportation to low-Earth orbit is saving billions of dollars in procurement costs.

It intends to use these economies to fund its Moon and Mars ambitions. To that end, Nasa is close to testing the giant new rocket it has commissioned to take astronauts back to the lunar surface, a goal it hopes to attain in 2024, or soon after.

Just before they return to Earth, they'll be joined aloft by another SpaceX-launched crew for a brief handover.

Indeed, the coming year is going to be very busy for the Californian service provider with plenty of trips up to the station being made by both its crewed and cargo-only versions of Dragon.

"In the next 15 months, we should be flying roughly seven Dragon missions. And this mission represents the initiation of a Dragon in orbit continuously - knocking on wood - and certainly is really the beginning of a new era in human spaceflight," said SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell.

The company president was in attendance at Kennedy, carrying out media duties in place of founder and CEO Elon Musk who is said to be suffering a mild case of Covid.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54938444

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Iconstar: 12:00pm On Nov 16
Nyc

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by chatinent(m): 12:04pm On Nov 16
This is innovative.

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by baralatie(m): 12:10pm On Nov 16
imagine Nigerian launching space rocket and land on the moon and mars

and we hang out green white green flag

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by mountmoriah(m): 12:12pm On Nov 16
chatinent:
This is innovative.

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Raydos(m): 12:20pm On Nov 16
baralatie:
imagine Nigerian launching space rocket and land on the moon and mars

and we hang out green white green flag

Lol Dem never even develop the Country, No world class city, No security, No Good roads, No Stable electricity, Poverty level is on the rise, Boko haram insurgency, Banditry, Fulani Herdsmen!!

All that, but nah space una wan go Explore? Lol see how black man dey think!

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by dynicks(m): 12:47pm On Nov 16
Someone now would come and claim that achieving this ain't ROCKET SCI3NCE!!

Give them a couple of years to achieve such then u would hear them place blames on one or two items as reasons while it's been unachievable .....

Won't be surprised items would include the unavailability of spare parts...

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Nazgul: 12:47pm On Nov 16
grin
Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by smokeyupu(m): 12:48pm On Nov 16
Great
Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by slawormiir: 12:48pm On Nov 16
damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright ....
Physics that year for secondary school
Escape velocity

We read that year sha....thinking say school na everything...
The sweet thing be say after we don jack( read)
We go come enter jet club and drug free club go dey bombard and answer questions..
All those girls from girls secondary school especially Idia college and new era girls go dey trip for us

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by talk2hb1(m): 12:48pm On Nov 16
Tooh, Edo People Got Their First undecided

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Profsam705: 12:48pm On Nov 16
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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Macsjebs(m): 12:49pm On Nov 16
cheesy This is great! Kudos to them

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Jeromejnr(m): 12:49pm On Nov 16
Why are they promoting his reaction as if he is already president.

And its Trump that started this program O when the media were blasting him and Mike Pence. grin

Ehn..sleepy Joe Biden and his media crew.

Your story reminds me of Adonijah and Solomon.

The liberal meltdown in January will be epic.

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Sheriman(m): 12:50pm On Nov 16
Can Nigeria even lunch a Software Program?

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by naijapips04: 12:50pm On Nov 16
The same idiot that castigated Trump when he restarted America's space program? Same idiot that defunded NASA and turned America into a laughing stock when it comes to space engineering that the had to go borrow space and equipment from Russia for any mission?

Now same idiot wants to steal Trump's glory without congratulating the man that made it possible.

His campaign manager was arrested for election fraud in Texas last week where he was caught stuffing fake ballots. Like a pack of cards, his claim to the presidency will fall.

Trump till 2024! MAGA will never die!

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by 9jayes: 12:50pm On Nov 16
naijapips04:
The same idiot that castigated Trump when he restarted America's space program?

Two idiots

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by 9jayes: 12:51pm On Nov 16
Sheriman:
Can Nigeria even lunch a Software Program?

Na bbnaija dey make history here

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Kreamie(m): 12:51pm On Nov 16
Meanwhile, in Nigeria, a governor is gearing up to launch public toilets with a budsget of 200million.



cry

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by adoyi8: 12:51pm On Nov 16
The reason why Africans cannot do this is because they will not even attempt to do it. They will remember of what happened when men try to challenge by building the tower of Babel.

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by donnie(m): 12:51pm On Nov 16
Na true, they went to space grin grin cheesy
Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Dididrumz(m): 12:51pm On Nov 16
chatinent:
This is innovative.
Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by vikacydevato(m): 12:52pm On Nov 16
We will get there.
Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by SmartPolician: 12:52pm On Nov 16
Science and technology are the best things that ever happened to us humans
Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by ImpregnaTor(m): 12:52pm On Nov 16
Mean while grin

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Focusmind: 12:52pm On Nov 16
baralatie:
imagine Nigerian launching space rocket and land on the moon and mars

and we hang out green white green flag

With Buhari in power?? shocked

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by tunapawizzy: 12:52pm On Nov 16
one of d reasons the other man doesnt want to concede..he wants to be the center of attraction always and he knows conceding will switch the press´ attention to Biden...its happening either ways

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Re: Four Astronauts Make History With Spacex Launch by Dalil8: 12:52pm On Nov 16
Cool Space Suits.

They used to be bigger.

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