Swedish astronaut Marcus Wandt launched into space Thursday evening aboard the SpaceX Dragon 2 space capsule.
Just before 23:00 on Thursday, Marcus Wandt left Earth and Cape Canavera in Florida at rocket speed.
He is on his way to the International Space Station (ISS) and will participate in a Swedish research project on how health is affected by staying in confined spaces for long periods, the statement said. SVT.
-It's so great to be in the room. What a ride, Wandt says in a Space X video.
Wandt has dual citizenship – Swedish and Norwegian. Her mother is from Totten, but Wandt was raised and educated in Sweden.
He is the third Swede to travel into space, but the first Norwegian.
Earlier, Norwegian-Iranian Nima Shahinian was expected to become the first Norwegian to ascend into space, but he cut off all contacts with the Russian Space Agency due to the war in Ukraine.
– I expected a lot, but I did not feel such strong g-forces, says Wandt about leaving the Earth.
Wandt is traveling with Albert Gezeravci from Türkiye and Walter Velade from Italy.