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Crew Dragon To Return to Earth in August

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NASA anticipates August return for Hurley and Behnken

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will likely return to Earth in August to wrap up a test flight to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, a senior space agency official said Tuesday.

The exact schedule for Hurley and Behnken’s return to Earth will hinge on several factors, such as the performance of their Crew Dragon spaceship, the progress of their work on the space station, and weather conditions in the capsule’s landing zones in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, according to Ken Bowersox, the acting associate administrator for NASA’s human exploration and operations mission directorate.

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Waspie_Dwarf

NASA confirms plans for Crew Dragon splashdown Aug. 2, weather permitting

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Assuming good weather and a smooth final few weeks on the International Space Station, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to undock from the orbiting research outpost Aug. 1 and return to Earth the next day to wrap up a 64-day test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the target dates for the Crew Dragon’s undocking and splashdown in a tweet Friday.

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bison

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, aboard the SpaceX  Crew Dragon capsule, are set to begin their return to Earth today at 11:34 p.m. GMT today (7:34 p.m. EDT), when they undock from the International Space Station. Splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico is set for 6:42 p.m. GMT  (2:42 p.m.EDT), tomorrow. Splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean has been ruled out by Hurricane Isaias, currently active in the area. In the event of any difficulty, a backup schedule of a Sunday night undocking, and a Monday afternoon splashdown is available ( times EDT).

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bison

The Crew Dragon capsule has undocked from the International Space Station. The thruster burn that will send it back toward Earth is due at 12:27 p.m. GMT (8:27 p.m. EDT) Systems aboard the capsule are now being checked over, preparatory to final departure from the vicinity of the ISS.

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bison

The thruster burn was nominal, and as scheduled, at 12:27 p.m. GMT. The final burn sending the Crew Dragon capsule back to the surface of the Earth will occur at 01:14 a.m. GMT.

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Peter B

And to remind us of when they docked at the ISS all that time ago, I've just found that the SpaceX website gives you the chance to try it for yourself with their docking simulator.

Success on the second attempt for me.

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L.A.T.1961

Live feed for return. De-orbit  burn shortly.

 

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L.A.T.1961

Good burn for return. 

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L.A.T.1961

Good conditions at splash down site. :tu:

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L.A.T.1961

Expected radio blackout.

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L.A.T.1961

Parachutes out. 

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L.A.T.1961

Splash down :D

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L.A.T.1961

Did they pack fishing rods? :lol:

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bison

They're down!

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RavenHawk

They are out of Endeavor.

 

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RavenHawk

American Astronauts on American rockets launched from American soil!  Look out Mars, here we come.

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docyabut2
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Glad they are back safe and sound .:)

  it is interesting the testing of cancers

'Tumors in Space' project studies cancer risk of cosmic radiation

https://phys.org/news/2019-10-tumors-space-cancer-cosmic.html

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docyabut2
Posted (edited)

 Sorry should start this to another thread , our new studies of the cancers in the Hurley and Behnken flight;

I know our scientists can prove cells are divided , clone a cell, but can`nt  stopped a cell from growing.  

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Poncho_Peanatus

first time after 10 years USA has a solid human rated space program again. This is history in the making. Thanks alot SPACEX

 

Hey psss Boeing, watch and learn ;)

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and then

Damn!  I hadn't been paying attention and this happened, literally a half-hour away :(   Maybe next time :) 

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Waspie_Dwarf
9 hours ago, RavenHawk said:

They are out of Endeavor.

 

That's Endeavour... it has the British spelling. 

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Hammerclaw
3 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

That's Endeavour... it has the British spelling. 

Absolutely. The namesake of HMS Endeavour. Lieutenant Cook's ship. Read a history of the voyage as a boy, dreaming of exotics places and golden cities far.

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President-Elect Acidhead
21 hours ago, RavenHawk said:

American Astronauts on American rockets launched from American soil!  Look out Mars, here we come.

 

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President-Elect Acidhead

 

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