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Stage 1 Successfully Lands on Drone Ship

Linda Herridge Posted on April 23, 2021

Stage 1 of the Falcon 9 rocket completed its descent and landed on SpaceX’s drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-2/2021/04/23/stage-1-successfully-lands-on-drone-ship-3/

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Separation Confirmed! Crew Dragon Leaves Behind Second Stage

Linda Herridge Posted on April 23, 2021

Crew Dragon Endeavour has separated from the second stage and is flying on its own. The spacecraft is traveling at approximately 17,000 miles per hour. About one minute later the dragon nosecone open sequence will begin.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-2/2021/04/23/separation-confirmed-crew-dragon-leaves-behind-second-stage-2/

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Mission coverage switches to NASA Live

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https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1385537707640754179

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Crew 2 takes off between two of Blue Origin's towers

https://twitter.com/mike_seeley/status/1385537418032521219

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Liftoff of the #Crew2 mission, sending 4 astronauts to orbit aboard a flight-proven #CrewDragon atop a flight-proven #Falcon9 rocket.

Congrats to NASA and the #SoaceX teams!

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https://twitter.com/the_space_nut/status/1385535134632448001

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Welcome to space #Crew2!
#LaunchAmerica #Falcon9 #CrewDragon

https://twitter.com/cygnusx112/status/1385535971383521281

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That was the coolest launch I've seen!!!!! The white streak is the booster returning and being illuminated by the rising sun. Just stunning visually watching in person! #SpaceX #NASA #Crew2

https://twitter.com/booster_buddies/status/1385537388257099777

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#Crew2 on their way to the ISS!
#SpaceX #NASA

📸- me for @NextHorizonsSF

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https://twitter.com/thefavoritist/status/1385537852147126272

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Liftoff of Crew-2!

Flying for more astronauts to the International Space Station!
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(Late entry) New tradition? Our Flight Docs made a paper crane for us with our birth month colors, wishing us a safe journey.

https://twitter.com/Aki_Hoshide/status/1385457982637498377

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https://twitter.com/guywithgolden/status/1385535640817868801

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Godspeed, Crew-2! Thanks for the incredible show from here in Charleston, SC! #Crew2 #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/kenyonphill/status/1385534326033506308

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@SpaceX warp drive engaged, #boldlygo

https://twitter.com/peterdiamandis/status/1385538377869631490

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Gorgeous SpaceX launch. Rising Sun illuminates the 2nd stage plume over Florida.

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Comm check with SpaceX CORE
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Phase burn start with 2 minute duration of forward Dracos

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"Glad to be back in space for all of us." - @Astro_Kimbrough. The second stage has separated, and the @SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts aboard is in orbit, and on the way to the @Space_Station.

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1385535638620016641

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Crew Dragon Reaches Orbit, News Conference at 7:30 a.m. EDT

Linda Herridge Posted on April 23, 2021

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying Crew-2 mission astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet on their way to the International Space Station has safely reached orbit, and the nosecone has been opened.

A postlaunch news conference will be held at approximately 7:30 a.m. EDT at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the following participants:

Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA administrator
Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Hiroshi Sasaki, vice president and director general, JAXA’s Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate
Frank de Winne, manager, International Space Station Program, ESA
SpaceX representative
NASA Television and the agency’s website will air the news conference. Mission commentary will switch to NASA TV’s Media Channel.

Follow along with mission activities and get more information at: https://blogs.nasa.gov/station/. Learn more about commercial crew and space station activities by following @Commercial_Crew, @space_station, and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the Commercial Crew Facebook, ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-2/2021/04/23/crew-dragon-reaches-orbit-news-conference-at-730-a-m-edt/

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Figured while we have picture frenzy in here, that I would throw my own in.

Absolutely insane light show all the way from Tampa!
"The Starship has landed"

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1-2 more small phase burns coming up, Out Of Plane burn cancelled
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https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/1385537493693517826

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No words🚀🤩 #crew2

settings⚙️/download⬇️/print🖼 of this photo: tmahlmann.com/photos/Rockets…

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Crew-2 astronauts leaving stunning heart-shaped noctilucent clouds in their wake🚀

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NASA launch photos

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View from Rockledge, FL
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Someone on Reddit posted these amazing videos.

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