The overall success was the first orbital mission in history without a professional astronaut on board. The four best space tourists SpaceX On Saturday evening, I landed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the Mediterranean
FloridaAfter spending three days in space.
The Dragon capsule resisted the spinning descent thanks to its heat shield, then its speed was slowed down by four huge parachutes. Landed on time, just after 7 p.m. on the east coast of the United States (1 a.m. in Paris), according to a video broadcast from a companyElon Musk. SpaceX had to retrieve the capsule, before the hatch opened and passengers could finally exit. Then they must be flown by helicopter to the Kennedy Space Center, from where they took off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday evening.
‘It’s just the beginning’
“It’s been a hell of a ride for us, and it’s just beginning,” billionaire Captain Jared Isakman said shortly after landing. The stated goal of the mission, called Inspiration4, was to mark a turning point in the democratization of space, by proving that the universe is also available to crews that haven’t been selected and trained in years.
The four rookies spent three days in Earth orbit, and traveled outside the International Space Station (ISS), at an altitude of up to 590 km above sea level. It orbits at around 28,000 km/h, and has circled the globe more than 15 times every day.
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