E55 | Return to space (Documentary)


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Return to Space is an American documentary film made for Netflix and directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Its story follows Elon Musk's and SpaceX engineers' two-decade mission to send NASA astronauts back to the International Space Station and revolutionize space travel.

Surprisingly good.
●The storytelling,
●editing and flashbacks are fantastic.

I am no expert, but I love to look at stars, moon, clouds and sunset. I have never had a conversation involve Elon Musk and thought this document about him. But it wasn’t. With some appearances here and there, Elon Musk appears to be very passionate, funny, charming and driven. I also like how they allow the scientists and other astronauts to share their thoughts, families rather touching.

well done. I learn a lot. I feel smarter too. Hahah

Truly heart touching and overwhelming to watch spaceX achieve this kind of milestone and gaining a great success in the history of human space flight.i really hope one day flying through space would be accessible to everyone,which is still a dream of many space lovers.

Amazing! If all the wealthy people would aim for perfectionism, would have passion for science, respect for humankind, and hunger for knowledge...

●Just goosebumps every minute,
●it has emotions,
●mystery and everything packed in for a nerd of space.

Some cool facts and theory
The Space Shuttle program finished with its last mission, STS-135 flown by Atlantis, in July 2011, retiring the final Shuttle in the fleet. The Space Shuttle program formally ended on August 31, 2011.
▪︎While reentering Earth's atmosphere, Columbia broke apart, killing the entire crew. All of these factors — high costs, slow turnaround, few customers, and a vehicle (and agency) that had major safety problemsAstronauts often say the reasons humans haven't returned to the lunar surface are budgetary and political hurdles, not scientific or technical challenges.
▪︎Private companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX may be the first entities to return people to the moon
▪︎SpaceX was formed by entrepreneur Elon Musk in the hopes of revolutionizing the aerospace industry and making affordable spaceflight a reality. The company entered the arena with the Falcon 1 rocket, a two-stage liquid-fueled craft designed to send small satellites into orbit.
▪︎SpaceX scored its first big headline in 2010, when it became the first private company to launch a payload into orbit and return it to Earth intact—something only government agencies like NASA or Russia's Roscosmos had done before. Its upright landing and recovery of the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on Dec.
▪︎Since 2010, SpaceX has been flying Falcon 9, a rocket with a reusable booster that has become one of the most dominant launch vehicles in global spaceflight. Starship is the next generation, designed as a gigantic and fully reusable rocket system that could cost less and fly more often
▪︎Blue Origin has been flight testing the New Shepard rocket and its redundant safety systems since 2012. The program has had 18 successful consecutive missions including three successful escape tests, showing the crew escape system can activate safely in any phase of flight.
▪︎Douglas Gerald Hurley is an American engineer, former Marine Corps pilot and former NASA astronaut. He piloted space shuttle missions STS-127 and STS-135, the final flight of the space shuttle program
▪︎ Karen LuJean Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and retired NASA astronaut. Nyberg became the 50th woman in space on her first mission in 2008. Nyberg started her space career in 1991 and spent a total of 180 days in space in 2008 and 2013
(Doug and Karen are a married and are astronauts.)
▪︎Katherine Megan McArthur is an American oceanographer, engineer, and NASA astronaut. She has served as a Capsule Communicator for both the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Megan McArthur has flown one space shuttle mission, STS-125 and one SpaceX mission, SpaceX Crew-2 on Crew Dragon Endeavour.
▪︎Robert Louis Behnken is a NASA astronaut, engineer, and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in mechanical engineering and the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he served before joining NASA in 2000
(Rob and Katherine are married and are also Astronauts)

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