United States Astronauts Land In Orbit, 9 Years After
NASA has announced that it has successfully launched its own astronauts into orbit after 9 (nine) years.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announced on Saturday that a group of home grown astronauts were now in orbit.
NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, announced their arrival in a tweet.
“For the first time in 9 years, we have now launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. I’m so proud of the @NASA and @SpaceX team for making this moment possible,” he tweeted.
Video footages of the space craft launch and arrival was floated on NASA’s official Twitter handle.
The rocket was launched from the NASA Kennedy Space Centre.
“We have liftoff. History is made as @NASA_Astronauts launch from @NASAKennedy for the first time in nine years on the @SpaceX Crew Dragon,” NASA had tweeted.
One of the astronauts, Doug Hurley, before the rocket began to airlift, said he was glad to be part of those who show America’s strength in space.
“It is absolutely our honor to be part of this huge effort to get the United States back in the launch business. We’ll talk to you from orbit,” he had tweeted.
The United States President, Donald Trump, had earlier launched the Space Force, to show U.S. might in space.
Falcon 9 booster has landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship! pic.twitter.com/96Nd3vsrT2
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 30, 2020