Behnken considers that the flight Crew Dragon will be louder flight on the Shuttle Space Shuttle and landing on the water is softer than landing on the Russian Soyuz.

the Ship supposed to deliver the two astronauts to the ISS, and in the summer to return with them to Earth. For the first time since 2011, when NASA ended the program reusable spaceships space Shuttle, U.S. astronauts once again will travel to the International space station from the United States.

“I Think we expect a smooth flight, expect it to be loud, especially in the beginning of the mission,” he told reporters at a briefing Behnken NASA. Comparing the upcoming flight with the experience of flying on the space Shuttle space Shuttle astronaut suggested that the flight on the spacecraft Crew Dragon “will be softer, but louder at the initial stage of launch.”

the Astronaut said that he and his partner on the upcoming Doug Hurley build their expectations on the basis of video and audio recordings, which were in the course of the unmanned test launch and testing of system evacuation new ship the specialists of the company SpaceX.

Behnken admire the ultra-modern software of the spacecraft. “On the Shuttle, with its thousands of buttons and controls, the astronauts had a hard time and was always the danger of a click in some point wrong button – explains the astronaut. – Crew Dragon is much better than automated”.

As told by Behnken, another important difference of the flight Crew Dragon fly on a Shuttle the Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft will be landing. “We will be the first in a long time, people who will make the emergency landing, and try to get ready for this. We expect this to be a little softer than the landing of a Soyuz, but tougher than a landing Space Shuttle,” said astronaut.

by the Way, the probability of losing a Shuttle and its crew in the first manned flight in 1981, according to modern estimate was 1 to 9, said the former head of the Space Shuttle program at NASA, Wayne Hale, RIA Novosti reported. “I was asked about how risky was STS-1 (first flight of the Shuttle, ed.). In 1981, there was a lot of uninformed guesswork. Thirty years later, based on everything we know, we calculated that the probability of loss of crew and vehicle was 1 to 9. It’s pretty risky,” said Hale on his Twitter page.