3 July 2015
At 10:21 hours Florida, the Falcon 9 launch left the platform and began its journey. After 2 minutes a beautiful spectacle, the rocket was a bright firework and faces of those who watched froze. The refueling mission included supplies for the crew of the ISS, testing equipment and food. The event is the first ISS supply failure in a vehicle of Space X, but is the third in less than eight months missile explosion as the October 2014 and April 2015 was preceded accidents of Orbital Sciences rocket used by Russian engine and the Russian Space Agency’s rocket Soyuz. Astronauts ISS not face any immediate problem, as supplies are sufficient to October and there are two scheduled missions, one in July 3 with a Russian vehicle and August with Japanese vehicle. However, the accident brings once again to the surface, the difficulty of fueling station ….
“The ISS is a joint project among the space agencies of the US NASA, Roscosmos Russia, JAXA Japan, CSA (Canada) and ESA (Europe) …. ”
But this is not the only problem for ISS astronauts. In case they need to leave the station, Russia is the only country that has a vehicle capacity of 4 seats to carry on Earth and the ticket for each astronaut is $ 70 million. The tension created in the US-Russia relations due to the Ukrainian crisis has forced the US to accelerate finding a solution that will allow them to carry out manned missions, which is expected in 2017 with a vehicle that will develop the cooperative and Boeing Space X. Each missile launch is a significant risk of failure, so 18 successful launches of the Falcon 9, of which 7 have delivered supplies to the ISS, a very good success rate. It nevertheless creates concern for those responsible for the management of the station and mainly to those who live there. The International Space Station (International Space Station – ISS) is visible from Earth with the naked eye, the distance from the surface range between 319.6 and 346.9 kilometers.