NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with the Crew Dragon capsule is a success. Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley safely splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida and remain inside the spacecraft as recovery ships move toward them. This marks the first return of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft carrying astronauts from the International Space Station. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Crew Dragon capsule undocked from the International Space Station yesterday at 7:35 p.m. EDT after being docked for more than two months testing the performance of the entire SpaceX crew transportation system, from launch to docking to splashdown. This was final flight test for the system to be certified for regular crew flights to the station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The entire recovery process should take approximately 45min – 1hr.
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And Endeavour, on behalf of the SpaceX and NASA teams, welcome back to planet Earth, and thanks for flying SpaceX,” said SpaceX Crew Operations and Resources Engineer (CORE) Mike Heiman.