The safe and sound homecoming of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon could be a step towards space travel achievements. Of course, it is not on the scale of the moon landings.
The capsule left Earth some two months ago, resounding two astronauts who were to visit the International Space Station. But also hold out one of the most high-stakes tests viable.
One Quick Drop for Man: A Giant Splash for Mankind
The decisive evaluation of the capsule itself, overseeing the operation it was constructed to carry out. And guaranteeing that it could go on to be authorized for more regular Nasa missions.
In all, the operation marks a remarkable accomplishment. It is the first time, since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, that astronauts were dispatched from US soil. And the first successful splashdown in 45 years, since the Apollo program.
Nasa hopes that it will now be able to constantly and routinely fly astronauts to space from home. As it did with the Space Shuttle, and utilize that to discover more of the solar system, as with Apollo.
It is the goal of the two leading companies, SpaceX and Nasa, to construct the space rocket and capsule, and fund the mission as well as supporting the astronauts.
In a report published after the successful splashdown, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, ‘Welcome home, Bob and Doug! For the incredible work to make this test flight possible, I congratulate the NASA and SpaceX teams.’
Jim Bridenstine added, ‘It is a proof to what we can achieve when we work together to do something once thought impractical. Associates are key to how we go farther than ever before and take the next steps on bold missions to the Moon and Mars.’
As soon as the missile successfully launched, the mission was called as a success. Nothing this big happens in one flash.
Nasa’s Groundbreaking Decade of Space Exploration
In the hope that such a breakthrough was achievable, Nasa’s Commercial Program had been running for years. It was launched 10 years ago and has incorporated additional companies.
The moral foundations of that program run even further than that. When Nasa and the US invested on the Space Shuttle being the future of space travel, they initiated in disaster.
The new programs could end in similar disappointment, but as the time passes by, the failure can turn into success one day.
Just like the space shuttle seemed like the future until it did not, and when it comes to travelling in space, public space organizations have still accomplished far more achievement than any private company.
According to both Nasa and SpaceX, that accomplishment could lead to humans moving to the Moon to live, and from there traveling on to Mars, docking in the sea could be one little part of the grand path to travel further in our solar system than many ever fantasized about.