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Offline brodo

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brief round of applause in MCC-X as parachutes have been detached

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Command sent to detact parachutes - successfully.
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It seemed to be floating a bit on its edge while the chutes were attached and it looks more upright now that they are detached.  But it's hard to tell with the video quality.

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Recovery boats now into recovery activities.
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Dragon is "stable one position"

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#Dragon‬ parachutes have been detached
http://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/208226726323552258

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MCC-H updating the ISS crew on Dragon, reporting the good news.
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Commanded main chute release pyros and ... looks good ‪#Dragon
http://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/208227219225579520

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They send any helicopters ?

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They send any helicopters ?

The splashdown area is hundreds of miles offshore

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Sending command to shutdown Dragon and prep for boat recovery ‪#Dragon
http://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/208228288412397569

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They send any helicopters ?

No choppers. Several fast boats are used for recovery.
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Dragon is "stable one position"

Which means upright. Dragon's shape is not nearly as susceptible to being stable upside-down as the 60-degree cone vehicles (Apollo, Orion, CST).

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Video is still awful, but you can just make Dragon out.
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They send any helicopters ?

The splashdown area is hundreds of miles offshore

Did they send a boat large enough to operate a helicopter from?
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You can see it on the video now (sort of).

Upright and stable looking.
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Video is still awful, but you can just make Dragon out.

You'd think in this day and age they would be able to get better video, especially after spashdown.  Pretty crappy.

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A bit better....
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