SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle Currently docked to International Space StationISS) could be used to transport extra crew members back to Earth in It was the occasion of an emergencyNASA has announced the news. 

The following is a coolant leak in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked to The ISS in Dec., Roscosmos & NASA collaborated with each other as international space agencies to Make a plan to Safely transport crew members back home. They settled on the following plan: to Use a Soyuz replacement craft to ensure that you are able to continue using your Soyuz craft. be launched in February.

However, many observers were worried about the outcome. in It was the occasion of an emergency This was necessary ISS to be Between now and arrival of the replacement Soyuz, crew members must be evacuated. Crew members usually would evacuate in The vehicles in Which they’d traveled to the station, but with the Soyuz leak, it isn’t certain if the vehicle Would be You are safe to return home.

Leakage of the Soyuz spacecraft raises questions as to how it got there. to evacuate ISS crew in It was the occasion of an emergency

It is because the Soyuz does not have a coolant. could overheat as it travels back through Earth’s atmosphere. That’s why the plan is for the Soyuz that leaked to Retour to Earth with no crew, and crew members not scheduled to Travel in It to You can use the Soyuz substitute instead.

However in In the instance of an emergency NASA astronaut Frank Rubio has a plan for evacuation to Travel in The SpaceX Crew Dragon Along with the other four CrewFor Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitri Peterlin: -5 to Travel in It was the Soyuz which suffered from the leak.

“What we wanted to do was reduce the heat load in the Soyuz, so by removing Rubio from the Soyuz you take away one third of the human heat load,” Joel Montalbano (manager, International Space Station) at NASA explained the situation. in On Wednesday, he held a press conference. He stated that it would only be necessary in an emergency situation. 

The NASA astronaut that traveled with him to Space station in NASA collaborated with the Soyuz SpaceX to Verify that the present Crew Dragon vehicle Would be Safe to You can have five instead of the usual four crew, which includes checking for airflow, oxygen supply and landing feasibility. be safe. 

It is because the Soyuz does not have a coolant. could overheat as it travels back through Earth’s atmosphere

“We figured out this cargo area might be about the right size to put a seat liner and a crew member down in this area,” Steve Stich (manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA Johnson Space Center), “We could actually accommodate two more crew members in this cargo pallet area if we needed to.”

At the moment, Crew Dragon Layout an An upper deck offers four seats, while the lower deck features three cargo pallets. Of course, four crew members are available to sit if required. in The upper deck, one or more spaces in Lower deck could be Converted from cargo holding to Crew seating. 

“In the early days of laying out the Crew Dragon interior, we actually laid out the interior to accommodate up to seven individuals, and that was later adjusted to convert three of those seats to spaces that could be used as cargo storage,” said Sarah Walker, director, Dragon mission management at SpaceX. 

SpaceX The numbers were run and the results came out to be it. be For the vehicle to Carry an An additional member of the crew. “Dragon has plenty of margin, even with the extra crew member, with respect to onboard life support,” Walker stated.

What about whether it could be Leakage in the future to Attached vehicles to The ISSHowever, meteoroids can still be a threat, as they travel at extremely high speeds. could potential to strike and cause damage to the craft docked at that location. This is what it’s thought. to be What caused the damage? to the Soyuz’s radiator. NASA claims that NASA has confirmed the SpaceX Crew Dragon It is fully equipped to Take control of these impacts.

“Dragon has plenty of margin, even with the extra crew member, with respect to onboard life support.”

“We have designed that vehicle to have a certain amount of shielding for the environment already, around critical systems like the propellant tanks and other areas,” Stich. “We went into the design knowing this was one of our highest risk areas.”

Vehicle safety is our top priority to Travel in, Crew With the Dragons ISS They are checked during weekly checks and further monthly inspections. The station’s robotic arm is also used to Before undocking, take pictures and video of your craft.

It is highly unlikely, however that it will happen. emergency You can plan for be Not needed. Officials stressed their need to be Be prepared for whatever scenario may arise could While you wait for the replacement Soyuz to Arrive at the space station. “We always plan for the best – and the worst sometimes,” Kathryn Lueders is an associate administrator at the Space Operations Mission Directorate.