Astronauts launched into space with SpaceX vehicle broke ‘stay in space’ record

The American Aviation and Space Agency (NASA) stated that the astronauts that they sent to space with the Falcon 9 rocket belonging to SpaceX in November 2020 broke the record for ‘the longest stay from US soil to space’.

In the statement made by NASA, it was recorded that 4 astronauts named Crew-1 broke a record with 85 days spent on the International Space Station (ISS) since November 16, 2020, when they were launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The previous record was reported to belong to the Skylab-4 crew, who were sent to space from US soil on February 8, 1974 and stayed in space for 84 days.

NASA sent the Dragon spacecraft belonging to the American rocket, satellite and space shuttle manufacturer SpaceX and the 4-person astronaut group named Crew-1 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 16, 2020.

It was stated that astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker from NASA and Soichi Noguchi from the Japan Space Research Agency (JAXA) will stay at the ISS for 6 months to do scientific research.

Special attention was paid to Crew-1’s launch, as it was the first to be launched from within the territory of the country after the United States stopped spacecraft flights in 2011.

Until the launch of Crew-1 in 2011, the US was sending NASA astronauts to the ISS on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.