The all-female SpaceX crew is writing space history Ship’s crew

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is making a little history this week with what is believed to be the first all-female crew involved in space recovery operations off the Florida coast.

The operation was conducted on Tuesday as part of the recent launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft on one of its Falcon 9 rockets, marking the Dragon program’s 27th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.

The ship named Dougis one of SpaceX’s two new multi-purpose recovery vessels designed to recover reusable payload fairings and rocket boosters.

The Dragon spacecraft is equipped with two drogue parachutes to stabilize the spacecraft when it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere and four main parachutes that are deployed prior to landing at sea.

The Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed on the A lack of gravitas drone ship.

The all-female crew is one of the first in commercial shipping operations and comes as the shipping industry strives for more gender diversity, particularly at sea. According to a 2021 study, women make up just 1.2 percent of the world’s seafarers, with just over 24,000 women serving.

In 2021, the tanker Swarna Krishna of the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI). set sail with all-female officers to mark International Women’s Day. In 2019, global tugboat company Svitzer, part of AP Moller Maersk, hired its first all-female crew for one of its tugboats in the Dominican Republic.

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