Because the Crew Dragon commander entered the house station by way of a hatch to affix fellow American Chris Cassidy and Russian flight engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner aboard the analysis laboratory, he bumped his head on the opening.
It’s unclear whether or not the painful-looking smack resulted in an precise minimize, however Hurley was seen dabbing his brow with a tissue a number of instances all through the live-stream welcome ceremony. Nevertheless, neither NASA nor SpaceX have commented on the 53-year-old’s turbulent entrance, leaving us to imagine that it wasn’t something severe.
Throughout a Q&A the next morning, Hurley wasn’t sporting any bandages or noticeable lacerations, and appeared to be in good spirits. “Each Bob and I, during the last 5 years, [have] been fairly targeted on this mission and truly flying this mission,” he shared.
“I believe that’s actually what we put our total effort mentally and bodily into from the time we walked out of the ONC Constructing till we docked with House Station… to ensure we did what we would have liked to do to make it a profitable ascent, rendezvous, and docking,” the previous Marine Corps pilot added.