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SpaceXs Crew-1 astronauts break 47-year US space record – Livescience.com

4 astronauts dwelling aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have damaged a 47-year-old report after spending the longest time in house by a crew launched from U.S. soil.

The astronauts, collectively often known as Crew-1 — Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japanese House Company (JAXA) — had been additionally the primary full mission crew to be transported into orbit by a non-public firm. (A smaller demonstration mission to the ISS, crewed by simply two astronauts who stayed in house for a short time, preceded Crew-1 by a number of months.) Crew-1 arrived aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launched into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, from the Kennedy House Heart in Florida on Nov. 15, Dwell Science sister website Space.com previously reported

On Sunday (Feb. 7), the Crew-1 astronauts took their place within the historical past books after spending their 85th day aboard the ISS, according to NASA.

The earlier report of 84 days was set in 1974 by the Skylab four crew, the ultimate mission aboard NASA’s first house station Skylab. Since then, different length record-breaking astronauts have all been a part of missions launched from different international locations. SpaceX’s Crew-1 is the primary manned mission to launch from the U.S. for the reason that house shuttle was retired in 2011, in accordance with NASA. 

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NASA took to Twitter to have fun the achievement, which occurred to coincide with Tremendous Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.

The Crew-1 astronauts will nearly actually lengthen their report as they full their six-month keep on the ISS. The subsequent crewed SpaceX mission is predicted to launch in April when Crew-2 heads into orbit to interchange their predecessors, according to Space.com.

Initially revealed on Dwell Science.

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