Expandable room: Bob explores the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which was attached to the station’s Tranquility module in 2016. BEAM started as a technology demonstration to test an experimental expandable capsule inflated to create an area large enough for an astronaut to stay. … [Read more...] about Liftoff to splashdown: SpaceX’s historic Crew Dragon mission in pictures
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NASA said the capsule will then be transported to the SpaceX “Dragon Lair” facility in Florida, where it will be carefully inspected following a challenging journey home in which huge stresses were placed on its exterior as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Any necessary maintenance work will be carried out, while the capsule will also be given a thorough clean to return it to its original look. … [Read more...] about After splashdown, what’s next for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft?
Behnken and Hurley are currently aboard the Crew Dragon and are making the 19-hour journey back to Earth. As they approach the planet, the Crew Dragon capsule will jettison its trunk, or the large ring that it sits in, and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The capsule will deploy two sets of parachutes to slow it down as it moves through the atmosphere, and then should splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 2. … [Read more...] about Crew Dragon is undocked and on its way home from International Space Station
This marks the successful completion of Demo-2, the test flight mission and final step in getting Dragon ready for regular use by NASA. The agency intends to use the Dragon spacecraft, which is designed, built, and operated by SpaceX, to ferry astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS). … [Read more...] about Crew Dragon splashes down safely, returning NASA astronauts to Earth
The Demo-2 test flight for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the ISS and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft, and marked the first astronaut launch and landing on U.S. soil (and water!) since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011. … [Read more...] about First picture of NASA astronauts after historic Crew Dragon splashdown