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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1349685803543310337

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Dragon recovery ship GO Navigator is now sailing away from the splashdown site.

Waiting to see if they are going to dock in Tampa for additional cargo unload or sail straight to Port Canaveral.

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Here's a shot of Dragon deorbiting last night, took this from the Florida panhandle

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C208 on GO Navigator post splashdown

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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1349903463325593600
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The Dragon Trunk ejected from cargo Dragon CRS-21 prior to deorbit has been cataloged as 47308 in a  201 x 400 km x 51.7 deg orbit.

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JANUARY 13, 2021
UPGRADED DRAGON RETURNS TO EARTH

SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon spacecraft completed its first cargo resupply mission to and from the International Space Station, and SpaceX’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission for NASA to-date, after successfully returning to Earth on Wednesday, January 13 at 8:36 p.m. EST and becoming the first cargo spacecraft to splash down off the coast of Florida. Returning closer to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida enables a quick handover of the scientific research on board the spacecraft to the agency’s processing facility and into the hands of researchers.

This was the first flight of the updated cargo version of Dragon, which is capable of carrying about 20 percent more volume than the previous version of Dragon and double the amount of powered locker cargo. It has the capability to allow science payloads to remain inside the spacecraft during the full mission’s duration as an extension to the space station lab space, also known as extend-the-lab. Dragon’s new design also permits for up to five flights to and from the space station, and this cargo version of the spacecraft can stay on station more than twice as long as the previous version.

After a five-week stay at the International Space Station, Dragon completed the first autonomous undocking of a commercial cargo spacecraft from the International Docking Adapter on Tuesday, January 12 at 9:05 a.m. EST. Dragon then performed three burns of its Draco thrusters to move away from the orbiting laboratory. After approximately 36 hours of phasing, the spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, deployed its two drogue and four main parachutes for a soft water landing in the Gulf of Mexico, and returned 4,420 pounds of critical scientific research and other cargo.

https://www.spacex.com/updates/crs-21-splashdown/index.html
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First (very brief) clips of cargo dragon's interior


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twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1350724419904106498

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Update: GO Navigator is not going to East Basin like they have taken the Crew Dragons. It is coming straight towards Fleetcam!

Watch live: youtube.com/watch?v=gnt2wZ…

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Hello beautiful!

The first Cargo Dragon 2 vehicle has been successfully recovered and delivered to Port Canaveral, 80 hours after splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.

Via @NASASpaceflight Fleetcam

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twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1350842682789265409

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GO Navigator unloaded the #CRS21 cargo capsule at the Navy dock around 10am this morning. It was promptly placed on a trailer & returned to CCAFS & a #SpaceX hanger for inspection. Reentry scars are prevalent but the capsule appears in good physical shape. #NASA @elonmusk

https://twitter.com/gregscott_photo/status/1350843021705830404

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In the second photo there is also the machined box that Shannon is holding ... looks like it fits into the gap on the NORS FSE.

Researching further, the machined enclosure is actually a 9U Space Tango Cube Lab [1][2][3] and is not part of / affiliated with the NORS system

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Some photos of Dragon C208's interior after it was recovered on GO Navigator.

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A tour of both Dragon's from Soichi's youtube channel



I would love to get a transcription from a Japanese speaker as even the auto translated captions have some interesting insights.

Of note you can see the SLE (for EMUs) on the basement level.
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