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More images posted by NASA taken by Bill Ingalls
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Confirmation Dragon uses Iridium

https://twitter.com/iridiumboss/status/1290141957843374081

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Best use of our service I’ve heard of in awhile.  Too funny.

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Not Dragon, independent sat-phone in case of Dragon comms issue, see https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=51563.msg2115230#msg2115230
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High quality video of the recovery operations and showing how close some of those boats got


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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/50182740717/in/album-72157715334805558/

"Support teams and curious recreational boaters arrive at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020."

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Do we know the exactly landing time up to seconds (with source, please) and the landing coordinates?

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Do we know the exactly landing time up to seconds (with source, please) and the landing coordinates?
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-astronauts-safely-splash-down-after-first-commercial-crew-flight-to-space-station

Nasa time at RELEASE 20-078: 2:48 p.m. EDT

From SpaceX video and WB-57 chase plane's clock


18:47:46.998 UTC

www.marinetraffic.com and Go Navigators GNSS:
N29°47'42.78
W87°31'46.63

Not official but best I can do.

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https://twitter.com/astrobehnken/status/1290244950106337281

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I'm extremely proud to have been a small part of what @NASA and @SpaceX just accomplished! Launching humans into space and bringing them home safely is a high water mark for technical achievement. We did it!

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Do we know the exactly landing time up to seconds (with source, please) and the landing coordinates?

I haven't seen anything official.
The WB-57's onscreen data indicate that landing was near 87.6W 29.8N and (by delta-timing the video feed from the last
time they showed the WB-57 data) splash was at 1847:48 UTC +- 1 s
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Published on 3 Aug 2020
The SpaceX Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program was the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft.   
 
The crew launched on Saturday, May 30 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory on May 31. The SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” splashed down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2:48 pm EDT following their undocking from the International Space Station Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:35 pm EDT.
 
During their 62 days aboard station, Behnken and Hurley contributed more than 100 hours of time to supporting the orbiting laboratory’s investigations, participated in public engagement events, and supported four spacewalks with Behnken and Cassidy to install new batteries in the station’s power grid and upgrade other station hardware.
 
These activities are a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which has been working with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data about the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown and recovery operations. 
 
The test flight also will help NASA certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission that will occur following NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks.
 
The goal of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1290297623132479488

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Some more photos of when GO Navigator and Crew Dragon came into Pensacola last night.  #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX #LaunchAmerica #LandAmerica

https://twitter.com/zshauladventure/status/1290297339702206464

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I hold my breath during Apollo 13 still & held it yesterday during the black out. I may have shed a small tear when Endeavour went by me.
Congrats @SpaceX @NASA
#LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon

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There was a Dragon on the loose. But now that the astronauts are home safe the dragon had been tamed. Congrats @SpaceX & @NASA for the success. #LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon
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twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1290346854719291393

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GO Navigator is still docked in Pensacola.  Looks like they craned something onto(or possibly off) GO Navigator, I'm guessing it's a new backup generator. #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1290349133174386688

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Looks like the believed to be generator is now strapped down the helipad

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Coast guard statement on the boats
Here is the Coast guard statement in plain text, making it more quotable:

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"Regarding the pleasurecraft that were present at the splashdown this afternoon:

The Coast Guard worked closely with NASA and SpaceX to plan the recovery of the Dragon crew in a way that prioritized the safety of the boating public and those involved in the recovery operations.

Mariners were alerted to pending hazardous operations within a specified boundary by a Broadcast Notice to Mariners, issued 29 July.

The establishment of an official safety zone that authorizes the Coast Guard to hold legal authority over boaters in violation of entering an area was not available due to the targeted splashdown location being outside of the navigable waterways of the United States, which in most cases is limited to 12-nautical miles from shore.

A Coast Guard 87-foot patrol boat established a physical presence four hours before the scheduled splashdown to discourage boaters from entering within 10-nautical miles of the NASA-designated splashdown zone, for their safety from potential dangers associated with the operation. A Coast Guard 45-foot response boat was also deployed to the vicinity leading up to the scheduled splashdown.

Additionally, a radio broadcast was issued to mariners two hours before the scheduled splashdown to remind boaters of the operation and to stay clear.

With limited assets available and with no formal authority to establish zones that would stop boaters from entering the area, numerous boaters ignored the Coast Guard crews' requests and decided to encroach the area, putting themselves and those involved in the operation in potential danger.

While the Coast Guard has the legal authority to board vessels and enforce laws past the 12-mile navigable waterways rule, it would have required a massive undertaking of resources to engage each boat that came into the area and suspend their voyage or otherwise escort them out.

The boating public is often a valuable resource to the Coast Guard, and the spirit of cooperation we share is a relationship built upon 230 years of trust and understanding. The actions of those boaters today were not representative of the average boating community, and they put themselves and others at risk through their actions. This lack of regard for safety is something that the Coast Guard takes very seriously.

A comprehensive review of this operation will be conducted between the Coast Guard, NASA, and SpaceX, and the development of lessons learned will be our next priority moving forward."

OCR used, poster don't take any responsibility of accuracy of the text. Edit: kdhilliard sent a version with red pen markings. Corrected.
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Aug. 3, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY M20-090
NASA Astronauts to Discuss Historic SpaceX Crew Dragon Test Flight

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will discuss their recently completed SpaceX Demo-2 test flight mission to the International Space Station during a news conference at 4:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The news conference from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will be broadcast live on NASA Television and on the agency’s website.

This will be a virtual event with no media present, due to the safety restrictions related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Reporters who wish to participate by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 to RSVP no later than 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using the hashtag #AskNASA.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Behnken and Hurley, splashed down at 2:48 p.m. Sunday under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. After returning to shore, the astronauts immediately flew back to Houston, where they were greeted by their families and invited guests – including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX Chief Engineer Elon Musk – at a welcome home ceremony.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight launched May 30 from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Nearly 19 hours later, Crew Dragon docked to the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module May 31.

Behnken and Hurley contributed more than 100 hours to scientific experiments and participated in numerous public engagement events during their 62 days aboard the station. Behnken conducted four spacewalks with Expedition 63 Commander and NASA colleague Chris Cassidy to upgrade two power channels on the station’s truss with new lithium-ion batteries. Overall, the astronaut duo spent 64 days in orbit, completed 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveled 27,147,284 miles.

This was SpaceX’s final test flight and will provide data about the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations. The data will inform NASA’s certification of the SpaceX crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission, which is scheduled to occur following NASA certification. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Jr., and Shannon Walker, as well as Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), are assigned to the first operational flight of Crew Dragon and spend six months aboard the station.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program works with the U.S. aerospace industry to develop safe, reliable, and cost-effective crew transportation systems that will carry astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station, and back. A successful Commercial Crew Program could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Follow updates on the Commercial Crew Program at:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/

Follow Hurley on Twitter and Instagram and Behnken on Twitter.

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http://images.nasa.gov

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Trunk cataloged as 46024 in  91.40 min 279 x 407 km x 51.65 deg orbit
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1290478601804996609

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Tracking footage of Crew Dragon’s descent, parachute deployments and splashdown

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