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Special bus for astronauts: the route is 14.5 km away

What will soon begin on the path to the ISS for American astronauts taking a trip in a special bus Airstream Astrovan II.Alexander Khlynov

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The first Airstream Astrovan has played an important role in the era of the space Shuttle. Like a silver bullet, he brought the astronauts to the launch pad at Kennedy Space center. Then, in 2011 when the program was shut down and began to use the services of Russia for the transportation of people into space on Board the Soyuz spacecraft, was forgotten, and the Shuttle for the astronauts.

Now Airstream Astrovan is returned and ready to transport members of the flight spacecraft Boeing CST-100 Cockpit, which, in turn, deliver them to the International space station. In December 2019 Boeing failed test flight to the ISS capsule Cockpit not entered the preset orbit. But soon the defect is eliminated, and American astronauts will fly into orbit without resorting to the services of Roscosmos.

Now that the US is almost ready to send humans into orbit on their own, have developed and Astrovan II, which have a different interior, designed for six astronauts in spacesuits.

Astrovan II will transport astronauts to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. It is about 14.5 km. Externally Astrovan II looks like a camper on Board depicts a spacecraft CST-100 Cockpit.

Inside the Astrovan II comfortably seats up to six astronauts, chairs which are along the walls, leaving a large open area in the center of the cabin. Each seat has access to a 110-volt outlet and USB ports while on the back wall hangs a large screen.

  • Meanwhile, Toyota is busy developing a Rover for the moon and Mars.

Photo: Airstream

Special bus for astronauts: the route is 14.5 km away

What will soon begin on the path to the ISS for American astronauts taking a trip in a special bus Airstream Astrovan II.

Special bus for astronauts: the route is 14.5 cspecially bus for astronauts: the route is 14.5 km away

What will soon begin on the path to the ISS for American astronauts taking a trip in a special bus Airstream Astrovan II.

Special bus for astronauts: the route is 14.5 km away

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