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Soyuz dock crew with space station; Pence confirms the commitment to moon missions – Spaceflight Now
The new crew members delivered to the space station from the Soyuz MS-13 ship – Luke Parmitano, Alexander Skvortsov and Andrew Morgan – join three other members the crew of Expedition 60 International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV
Fifty years after the day when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, a NASA astronaut, an Italian flight engineer and a Russian commander exploded from Kazakhstan on Saturday at a Soyuz spacecraft, pursuing the International Space Station and entering good docking picture.
A few hours earlier at the Kennedy Space Center, Vice President Mike Pens celebrated the Apollo 11 anniversary with Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, members of the Armstrong family, and dozens of space industry leaders and legislators, confirming the Commitment of Trump to send astronauts back to the moon in 2024 as a prelude to possible flights to Mars.
In the White House on Friday, President Trump questioned the need to return to the moon, asking Aldrin and Apollo 1
1 of Mike Collins crew to think about the approach directly to Mars. But in an interview for CBS News at Saturday's spaceport in Florida, Pence said the moon remains a priority.
"That's 100% correct," said Pens. "We understand when we go to Mars – Americans go to Mars – that we will need to develop new technologies, new equipment and gain new experience that we can only gain on the moon. The President fully supports this. … And I could not be more excited to be part of it. "
Half of the world in the Baikonur cosmode in Kazakhstan, former NASA Cold War rivals, was aimed at attracting three new crew members to the International Space Station.
Commander Soyuz MS-13 / 59C Alexander Skvortsov, Italian second pilot Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut physician Andrew Morgan emerged from the start-up platform of Yuri Gagarin in the growing cosmic center of Kazakhstan at 12:28 PM EDT (9: 28 pm local time), the first step in four orbits meeting with the laboratory complex
The launch time was accidental with the landing of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. the crew had the honor of serving as a symbolic link between the past when the United States and the former Soviet Union were engaged in the race of the Cold War and today, when international co-operation is the rule and not the exception. can not think of a better way to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo's moon landing than to commence an international crew anniversary, especially in the light of NASA's confirmation that we intend to land a crew on the surface of the moon in 2024 "Morgan said, before he left.
Armstrong and Aldrin, leaving Collins in the moon's orbit, landed on the moon at 4:18 pm EDT on July 20, 1969. This 50-year stage occurred when the crew of the Soyuz MS-13 / 59S invaded the International Space Station station after smooth ascent.