SpaceX, the space transportation company founded by Elon Musk, has sent the Dragon space capsule with the Crew-6 space mission of the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to the International Space Station (for a series of science, medicine and space exploration missions) with 4 astronauts. ISS) will be carried.
The launch scheduled for 27 February was delayed to 2 March due to some technical problems with the ground systems. SpaceX Spacecraft Technician, Turkish engineer Samet Saray, who is involved in the production of the Dragon Space Capsule to be launched, talked about the mission of the space mission that will take place if the technical and weather conditions are suitable, and the benefits of space technologies for groundbreaking research from medicine to technology.
“Dragon Space Capsule was completed in less than a year”
SpaceX Spacecraft Technician Samet Saray said, “I have been working at SpaceX for more than 2 years about his task in the production of the Dragon Space Capsule and the Crew-6 space mission. Exactly, I take part in the production of Dragon Spacecraft, that is, the capsule that astronauts go to space. I worked on the production of the propulsion of the capsule for movement. Dragon Space Capsule technology has years of experience, but mechanically, the production of the capsule was completed in less than a year.” said.
“There will be studies on the space station that can provide advanced medical treatments”
Space Technician Samet Saray said, “The crew of Crew-6’s science mission during their 6-month stay on the International Space Station includes cutting-edge research aimed at keeping astronauts and spacecraft safe during deep space exploration, and work that could lead to advanced medical treatments for humanity. Experiments will include studies of how certain materials burn in microgravity, tissue chip research on heart, brain and cartilage functions, and a study collecting microbial samples from outside the space station. “These are just a few of the more than 200 science experiments and technology studies that will take place on the space station for months.”
4 astronauts in the crew of Crew-6 go on a challenging 6-month space mission
Space Technician Samet Saray, regarding the crew on the Crew-6 space journey at the International Space Station, said: “In the space capsule, NASA astronauts mission commander Stephen Bowen and pilot Warren Hoburg, UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev participated as mission experts. Together they will travel to the space station on a science exploration mission. Space missions usually last about six months. There are always three to six crew members on the station. Professional astronaut teams come from the USA, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe. In this historic mission, Al Neyadi will go down in history as the first astronaut from the UAE to spend a long-term mission on the ISS.”
The launch will take place on March 2, unless there are technical problems or weather conditions that could interfere with takeoff. About 23 hours after takeoff, the space capsule is expected to arrive at the port on the space station’s Harmony module.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission will be a ‘Go’ order to launch to the International Space Station following the conclusion of the weather briefing and mission management meeting. The capsule will be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The flight, which was planned on February 27, was delayed to March 2 due to technical problems. After a thorough review of the data and ground system, NASA and SpaceX determined that backflow to the ground TEA-TEB collection tank was reduced due to a clogged ground filter. This clogged filter was observed. SpaceX crews replaced the filter, purged the TEA-TEB line with nitrogen, and confirmed the lines were clean and ready to launch.
Meanwhile, weather officers at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Air Squadron continue to predict the 95 percent probability of favorable weather conditions for Crew-6 launch, with the flight-through-precipitation rule serving as the primary weather issue.
“The fastest internet connection can be provided with Starlink satellite”
Speaking about the future of space technologies, SpaceX Space Technician Samet Saray said, “Previously, the impact of space technologies on our lives was more limited. However, recently, thanks to the successful and suitable satellite launches of companies such as SpaceX, we can provide the internet connection we use or will use much faster than the Starlink satellite. This was just a very specific example and many large and small companies have great projects for the near future and space is not that far away anymore. I think that space tourism will attract a lot of attention as well as science and technology. Maybe very soon, we will be able to conduct our face-to-face interview in the hall of a space hotel with a view of the world.”