SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully returns NASA astronauts back to Earth

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News: SpaceX and NASA have successfully completed the final phase of their Demo-2 mission for the Crew Dragon spacecraft after two NASA astronauts returned to Earth safely.

Facts:

  • Crew Dragon Demo-2: It is the first crewed test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.It is a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
    • The Demo-1 mission was launched in 2019.It was an uncrewed mission.
  • Objective: To send astronauts to the International Space Station(ISS) and return back safely to test and validate the Crew Dragon for operational, long-duration missions to the space station.

Additional Facts:

  • Commercial Crew Program: It is a partnership between NASA and the private industry to develop and fly human space transportation systems.