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A day after SpaceX rocketed four astronauts into orbit, the crew gave a video tour of their Crew Dragon spaceship.

NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese Aerospace Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Sunday night. Their itinerary requires them to spend 27 hours inside the capsule, which they named named “Resilience,” before reaching the space station.

So on Monday, the crew took a few minutes to show the world their spaceship.

“Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and welcome onboard Crew Dragon Resilience,” Mission Commander Mike Hopkins says in the video, which NASA streamed live. “Victor, Shannon, Soichi, and I are very pleased to welcome you on board as we journey to the International Space Station.” 

You can watch their video tour below.

‘It’s actually quite nice’

The launch of Crew-1, as the mission is called, marked the beginning of one of SpaceX’s most important flights yet: the company’s first full-length crewed mission for NASA. It’s the company’s second time launching people into space, but the longest-duration human spaceflight ever launched from the US. The current record, 84 days, has held since the longest Skylab mission more than …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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