SpaceX recently tested its upgraded Go Searcher ship by running dress rehearsals, and when it goes into full operation next year, this vessel will start regularly ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Go Searcher will recover the crewed Dragon capsules that splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading for one more picture and additional information.
“Go Searcher is part of a fleet of ocean vessels that SpaceX has acquired over the years to aid in its spaceflight efforts. The most famous of these are SpaceX’s autonomous drone ships. Go Searcher used to accompany these drone ships when they were tugged back to shore as a support vessel. But at the end of summer, SpaceX gave Go Searcher a suite of upgrades – including the addition of a helipad and a radar dome – to make sure the boat can swiftly recover Dragon capsules that carry astronauts back to Earth,” according to The Verge.