The Soyuz MS-17 ship took off yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He took another crew to the cosmic home in the form of one astronaut and two cosmonauts. NASA's Kate Rubins and Roscosmos's Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Swierczkov traveled to the ISS in just 3 hours. Due to the CoVID-19 pandemic, everyone was wearing face masks before getting into the vehicle.
The Russian Space Agency boasts that this is a historic moment. In the accelerated mode, such a journey so far took 6 hours, and under normal conditions even 2 days. So we are dealing here with the reduction of this time by half. Such a fast flight offers great opportunities that the first space tourists can take advantage of.
Let us remind you that Russian companies that are developing in the private sector already have plans to transform the International Space Station into a space hotel. It would be intended for travelers with a thick wallet and hungry for unearthly experiences. Just a 3-hour flight into orbit noob homepage make many more people interested in such attractions.
Fast travel is also a matter of ensuring greater safety for the space station crew. If there are any serious incidents, of which there have been many recent times, agencies will be able to quickly send the necessary equipment to the ISS to help bring the situation under control. Until now, it was not possible, and such an action would definitely change a lot for the better in the everyday life of the crew.
Interestingly, in early November this year, the crew will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the continuous life of male and female astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station. After 2025, the space house will begin to turn into a hotel for tourists. NASA and ESA plan to transfer the experiments to special mini-shuttles and capsules, as well as to the surface of the Moon or the deck of the Lunar Space Port.