Go Navigator has departed with Endeavour. They're coming home with a historic toasty marshmallow! Fair winds and following seas on the journey to Cape. #SpaceXFleet #DM2
Bob Behnken describing his descent in Crew Dragon through Earth's atmosphere: "It came alive... it doesn't sound like a machine, it sounded like an animal."The parachute deployment was a "pretty significant jolt," like "getting hit in the back with a chair or a baseball bat."
@Astro_Doug Demo-2 mission expected challenges and things to go wrong but mission went just like the simulators from start to finish all the way. There were no surprises. Expected entry to vary from simulator, but vehicle was rock solid and things went exactly as expected.
Hurley: expected more surprises, but mission went just like simulators. Esp thought there'd be surprises during reentry, but not. We felt just what we were trained to feel--not as much as a Soyuz landing, but a firm splashdown-- and how we bobbed in the water. Compliments to SpX.
"We're almost kind of speechless as far as how well the vehicle did and how well the mission went."@Astro_Doug reflects on the successful journey of the @SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft to and from the @Space_Station. #LaunchAmerica
Doug Hurley's advice to tourists who fly with SpaceX:"You can't take a shower, going to the bathroom is a challenge, but in general it's an outstanding vehicle and they should be excited to fly onboard to get that experience if they're lucky enough"Photo: @ingallsimages/@NASA
One interesting thing that Doug Hurley mentionned at the end of the press conference is that at the time of the Demo-2 launch, the software for Forward docking port was ready but the one for the Zenith port wasn't yet ready. So it's one thing that will still need to be tested in future missions.
I think people are really interested in this new space era, especially when @Astro_Mike @astro_g_dogg and @Astro_Flow are talking about it on TV: ‘Space Launch Live: Splashdown’ Draws 4.3 Million Viewers On Discovery & Science Channel
GO Navigator and Dragon Endeavour are continuing their voyage towards Port Canaveral.Still looking good for a Friday morning arrival. Subject to change!
!! Important info on Dragon Endeavour's arrival at Port Canaveral tomorrowGO Navigator will sail straight into the Navy submarine basin to deliver Dragon for processingTherefore, anyone hoping to see the spacecraft is advised to be at Jetty Park or on the beach in the red box‼ Important info on Dragon Endeavour's arrival at Port Canaveral tomorrowGO Navigator will sail straight into the Navy submarine basin to deliver Dragon for processingTherefore, anyone hoping to see the spacecraft is advised to be at Jetty Park or on the beach in the red box
One of the many private boaters to make a beeline for SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday said there was no clear instruction given from any party on what boaters should and should not have done during the estimated 90-minute window that the NASA spacecraft spent bobbing in the sea before recovery.Boater Chris Tipton said he and others on the estimated 30 boats in the vicinity that afternoon were excited to witness history and just wanted to get close enough to capture the moment via video and photo.
GO Navigator and Dragon Endeavour have sailed past West Palm Beach and and are heading towards Port Canaveral.The ship is expected to arrive sometime around 4pm EDT today.I'll tweet an alert approximately 2 hours before they will arrive.
A great aerial view of the SpaceX recovery team securing Crew Dragon Endeavour from the water after splashdown: Credit: Mike Downs / @NASA
Drone video of the SpaceX team recovering Crew Dragon Endeavour after splashdown: Credit: Mike Downs / @NASA
Coming on in, off Cocoa Beach #GoNavigator @SpaceXFleet 1610