Why NASA’s Astronaut Launched A Dummy Rocket Before Historic Space Launch?

Two astronauts are all set to put everything on the line to create a history. After nine years of space shuttle mission taken off by NASA.

It would the very first try when a space shuttle will be launched by NASA from the U.S. soil. Since the space shuttle program cut down.

Let’s  read the details about the mission:

For the mission, SpaceX launched it’s very first CREW DRAGON CAPSULE for a crewless mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 2, 2020.

The vehicle Crew Dragon Capsule can carry passengers in the category of an anthropoid dummy. And they will be wearing the company’s sleek black and white spacesuit. Such suit graces the inert body.

Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Build and Flight Reliability at SpaceX told on February 22, 2020, ‘ they prefer not to call them dummies, actually, the technical term of it is bit fancier. ATD, Anthropomorphic Test Dummy it can also to ATD.

“There is a puppet? Dummy? ATD — whatever it is — in there,” Koenigsmann replied. “And we’ll measure the responses on the human body, obviously, and measure the environment. We want to make sure that everything is perfect for, you know, the safety of the astronauts.”

Koenigsmann comparing it to the Starman, said, the sensor-laden ATD will be a bit more high-tech than Starman, and will not require the measure of any loads or stresses during the take-off.

And we all have to call it ‘ the ATD’ until SpaceX tells us its name. And hoping the ATD will have a refreshing nase as Starman and Mannequin Skywalker.

Who is SpaceX?

SpaceX is one of the two companies authorized by NASA in the year 2014. NASA commissioned this company for developing commercial space taxis who can ship astronauts and the necessary types of equipment to the ISS.

Though NASA international space community closed their program of the space shuttle in 2011 and became totally dependent on the Russian Soyuz fleet.

Before the approval of the spaceflight for humans, it has to pass the approval test by NASA.


Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first humans to ride onboard a commercial shuttle service engineered by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

The suits of Astronauts are specially designed by Jose Fernandez. He is a Hollywood Costume Designer.

Let’s know which Astronaut launched a Dummy Rocker before Historic Space Launch:

According to the reports, the next launch was scheduled on May 27, 4:33 pm. EDT, in Florida. But before some unfavorable weather conditions, it’s postpone to May 30th.

On the one side on 27th when there was going to be a historic launch, NASA’s astronaut BOB made his own rocker with the launch of the big one whose size came nowhere in the match with the real one.

NASA’s Astronaut Bob with his rocket model.

The model rocket of Behnken stands about 30 inches tall and can reach up to 650 feet. Whereas the original rocket Falcon is 229.6 feet tall and can reach up to 150 miles above the Earth.

Due to the unfavorable conditions in Florida during the launch when all the pre-launch preparations were done for launch, Bob doesn’t want to get disappointed so proceed towards the beach to launch his model rocket. He shared the photo of the model rocket launch later in the evening.

If the second launch attempt o 30th May works out, then it will be the first time NASA astronauts have flown to the orbiting lab on their first commercial flight and from the American soil.


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