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NASA previously has approved gas station of the Falcon 9 rocket with crew onboard - RIA Novosti, 8/19/2018


WASHINGTON, 19 Aug — RIA Novosti. NASA previously has agreed to prestarting gas station of the Falcon 9 rocket after landing of crew; this procedure, according to management, doesn't represent risk for astronauts, reports the Space News.© NASA/ESA/A.Gerst portal of NASA has shown northern shine from space "In the analysis we were guided by safety of our employees, and the team has come to a conclusion that it (gas station of a rocket before start after landing of crew. — Editor's note) represents the smallest risk" — it is noted in the statement of the representative of NASA Kathy Lueders which provides the edition. Earlier in September, 2016 the Falcon 9 rocket has exploded by preparation for start of the communication satellite for the Israeli company. Accident has happened during gas station of a rocket. After accident mass media have reported that several months prior to explosion the commission of experts of NASA expressed concern because filling of a rocket with fuel just before start after the crew takes the places, is potentially dangerous. "To make this decision, our experts have carried out the careful analysis of ground operations of the SpaceX company, design of a rocket, the system of the emergency evacuation and history of work" — I have noted Lueders.© of Flickr/JD Hancock Astronauts of NASA and the ESA will leave in an outer space in сентябреПо to her words twice, the forthcoming certification of the ship and the carrier rocket for the test piloted flight will demand "additional check and demonstration actions", including to five "demonstrations of landing of crew". The first piloted flight of Crew Dragon is planned for April, 2019, specifies the edition. The SpaceX technology assumes use of the cooled fuel for obtaining bigger draft at start. For this purpose filling of a rocket has to happen not later than 35 minutes before start that it isn't enough for landing of crew. Even before explosion of doubt in safety of such sequence sounded a number of experts, the astronaut of NASA, the commander of crew of a mission of "Apollo-10" Thomas Stafford has acted as one of the most ardent opponents. However the SpaceX company claims that whether Infographics has technology of evacuation of crew in case of an unforeseen situation on start.© Will take me in astronauts?

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