SpaceX made history in May 2020 when it launched its two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on a private rocket and spacecraft. That feat, which restored American access to space from U.S. soil, is now the focus of a new Netflix documentary and you can see the first trailer here.
“Get back to Space,” a Netflix narrative coming on April 7, accounts SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission for NASA, which sent off space travelers Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a four-month outing to the International Space Station. They sent off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon shuttle (which they named Endeavor), denoting the initial time NASA space explorers at any point sent off into space on a business space apparatus.
- In photos: SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 test flight with astronauts
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The narrative is coordinated and by the Oscar-winning team Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo,” “The Rescue”) and annals the endeavors of SpaceX author Elon Musk and NASA to send off the primary American ran departure from Florida since the office resigned its space transport armada in 2011. For a considerable length of time, NASA was dependent on Russia’s Soyuz shuttle to fly space explorers until SpaceX’s Demo-2 send off.
“Earth is the support of mankind,” Musk says in the trailer. “We can’t remain in the support for ever.”
“Offering intriguing access inside the principal ran mission sent off from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, this is a close picture of the architects and space travelers picked for the noteworthy second,” Netflix wrote in a film depiction. “Following NASA veterans Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, and their families in the leadup to send off, Return To Space brings watchers along for their undeniably exhilarating ride to the International Space Station, and into mission control with Musk and the SpaceX group as they take them back to Earth for a sensational splashdown return.”
Since SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission in May 2020, the organization has sent off three manned trips for NASA (a fourth is set to send off in April) and the primary all-non military personnel trip to circle with its private Inspiration4 mission in September 2021.
The organization will likewise send off three private orbital trips for very rich person Jared Isaacman (who purchased the Inspiration4 flight) utilizing SpaceX’s Crew Dragon rocket and at last its new Starship profound space vehicle.
SpaceX is one of two organizations (Boeing is the other) that NASA picked to fly space travelers on private space taxis in 2014. Boeing has sent off one uncrewed experimental drill of its Starliner space apparatus, which didn’t arrive at the space station, and is relied upon to send off a second uncrewed trip in May of this current year.
Netflix’s “Return to Space” documentary premieres on April 7.