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A seven-hour trip despite toilet problems

A seven-hour trip despite toilet problems

The capsule slowly and safely slid down the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, thus ending the space tourist’s journey aboard the SpaceX ferry for this time.

Four parachutes and a small capsule littered a quiet ocean a few miles east of Florida. It was six minutes past 02:00 on Sunday night, Finnish time, and the first historic spaceflight with only “tourists” on board ended.

The Four in the Dragon Capsule – Jared AskmanAnd Chris SembrowskiAnd Sian Proctor And Hayley Arsino They were in space for three days and were the first to go into space without being led by a fully trained astronaut.

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“Best flight of my life!” Proctor wrote on Twitter after landing. “What an incredible adventure! I am so happy to be back home again with my family,” Sembrowski tweeted.

“Welcome to the second space age, in which space travel is becoming increasingly accessible to ordinary men and women,” said the flight attendant. Todd Erickson At a press conference after landing.

According to Erickson, the only problem during the three days was a small fault with the toilet enclosure, but the four on board could fix it, he said without going into details.

Space X Head of Human Spaceflight, Bungee Red, filled with:

– We couldn’t have had a more successful trip.

Next trip in January

The spacecraft’s orbit was farther into space than both the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station (ISS) and according to Elon Musk Space X, the four have been farther from Earth than any other human since landing on the moon in the winter of 1972.

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It was billionaire Jared Isaacman, 38, who ordered the adventure. How much he paid Space X is a secret.

But along with a $200 million (just over $170 million) charitable goal that was reached and passed after Elon Musk announced he would personally donate $50 million, the project serves as a showcase for Space X’s plans. , it was planned to establish bases on the Moon and Mars.

The next flight into space with the X spacecraft is scheduled for January 2022.