Adhir Saiyadh, a ham radio enthusiast from Ahmedabad was trying to get connected with International Space Station in an ongoing video call with his student explaining him how to connect with ISS. He received a response from NASA astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon. SpaceX Crew Dragon is the first commercial manned space mission. Speaking on this, Saiyadh said, "I was on video call with a student explaining how to connect to ISS, it was then that I got response."
"We didn't feel the docking. It was just so smooth...in Shuttle, you felt a little bit of a jolt," NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said on Monday after arriving at the International Space Station in SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule with colleague Bob Behnken on Sunday.
Credit: Nasa History was made on Saturday, as Nasa launched two astronauts from US soil into space for the first time in nine years, while SpaceX became the first private company to send humans into orbit. On day one at the International space station, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken gave a press conference with Chris Cassidy, who opened the hatch of the ISS allowing fresh arrivals onboard.
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A special repatriation flight took off from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Airport to India on May 26. 143 Indian nationals will return home from this flight under Vande Bharat Mission. It was the first flight from Kazakhstan to India during the lockdown period. Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Prabhat Kumar said, "Today, we are starting the evacuation from Kazakhstan. Today is the first flight from Karaganda. We are sending flights from May 26 till June 1, daily one flight. It will be taking around 1000 people to India. We have registered around 3,400 people for evacuation and rest of the people will be covered in next phase." The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
The International Space Station passed over Hurricane Dorian Thursday. The storm is currently a category one but is expected to strengthen over the next few days as it currently tracks towards Florida.