Crew-1 Mission

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1. Why in news

1.1. Crew Dragon Spacecraft of SpaceX was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre carrying a crew of four people to the International Space Station on a six month mission.

2. ASA certified SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and the Falcon 9 rocket

2.1. making it the first spacecraft certification provided by the space agency. This means SpaceX can now operate regular flights to the space station.

3. What is the Crew Mission?

3.1. NASA runs a Commercial Crew Program, whose objective is to make access to space easier in terms of its cost, so that cargo and crew can be easily transported to and from the ISS, enabling greater scientific research.

4. Which astronauts will be carried by the mission?

4.1. Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

5. What are the goals of the astronauts of the Crew-1 mission at the ISS?

5.1. To Conduct microgravity studies and deliver new science hardware and experiments that they will carry with them to space aboard the Crew Dragon Spacecraft.

5.2. 2. To study the effects of dietary improvements on immune function and how these improvements can help the crew adapt to space flight.

5.3. 3. Genes in Space -7 experiment - to understand how space flight affects the brain function.

5.4. 4. Other experiments include research that will enable scientists to understand the physical interactions of liquid, rocks and microorganisms, experiment on the role of microgravity on human health and another on how microgravity affects heart tissue.