Hurley also discussed the work that they both had done as part of the ISS Expedition 63 crew. “It’s hard to put into words what it was like to be a part of this expedition,” Hurley said. “It’ll be a memory that will last a lifetime for me. All the incredible teamwork and accomplishments, with the highlights obviously being the four spacewalks that we worked together — literally as a crew of five — to have success and to complete that part of the upgrade for the International Space Station, which leaves it in a great posture for the future.” … [Read more...] about Crew Dragon is undocked and on its way home from International Space Station
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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 pair, who were returning from a two-month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS), were met by crew from a recovery vessel soon after landing in the water, with a photographer capturing a shot of Behnken and Hurley still secured in their seats shortly before the pair were helped out of the capsule. … [Read more...] about First picture of NASA astronauts after historic Crew Dragon splashdown
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?
At a “welcome home” event for Hurley and Behnken that took place just five hours after their return, Elon Musk, the man who founded SpaceX in 2002 with the aim of creating a reusable rocket transportation system, said the mission marked “a new age of space exploration,” adding, “We’re going to go to the moon, we’re going to have a base on the moon, we’re going to send people to Mars, and make life multi-planetary.” … [Read more...] about Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splash down in glorious 4K