The first tourists in space return successfully

The first group of tourists in Space returned back to earth yesterday. The Group made up of four members of the public, spent three days orbiting the world.

Three hours after takeoff into space, the capsule reached an orbital altitude of 585 kilometers, which is higher than the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope, and the farthest man has traveled from earth since the end of NASA’s Apollo mission in 1972.

Now, the company’s Space X mission, has ended successfully, with the Resilience capsule landing in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida, with all crew on board alive and well.

When the capsule was returning to earth and crossed the atmosphere, very hot temperatures around it reached 1,927 degrees Celsius. Special clothing for tourists, which were connected to a ventilation system, were designed to keep them cool in case the cabin warms up.

This latest space mission is expected to kick off the space tourism industry by pioneer Elon Musk.

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