According to NASA, SpaceX’s Crew-1 Astronauts have achieved a new accomplishment by spending the longest time in space by a crew launched on a U.S. spacecraft.
This new accolade surpassed the previous record of 84 days set by the Skylab 4 crew in 1974. Crew-1, having astronauts Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Soichi Noguchi, of Falcon 9, was sent off from Kennedy Space Center over two months ago. It’s the first-ever space operation launched from the US Soil since 2011 when the Space Shuttle was withdrawn. However, Crew-1 is expected to stay in space for a span of six months in total, so they’ll be significantly extending the record by a wide margin.
Aiming to launch in April, SpaceX’s next mission will be to establish Crew-2 to its space station for replacing the Crew-1 team.
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