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SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown LIVE – dropped into Atlantic off Florida on time

SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown LIVE. Splashdown right on time – 13:45GMT

Splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean was perfect. And it all happened right on time. Hope you were with us but if not you can watch now!

Back to the undocking. It was from the Harmony module’s international docking adapter.

Crew Dragon’s thrusters will initiate the spacecraft’s deorbit burn at about 7:53 a.m. The 15-minute, 25-second burn will place the Crew Dragon on its final re-entry path into Earth’s atmosphere. The spacecraft is expected to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean at about 8:45 a.m., its speed slowed by an enhanced parachute system in which drogue parachutes will deploy about four minutes before landing to unfurl four main chutes less than a minute later.

On board for the spacecraft’s return is a lifelike, anthropomorphic test device named Ripley, outfitted with sensors to provide data about potential effects on humans traveling in Crew Dragon for critical phases like ascent, entry and landing.

NASA working with a private space company have launched the first astronaut capsule from US soil in 8 years.  The mission has been described as a new astronaut taxi service.  SpaceX founder Elon Musk said it could be  a major step toward opening up space travel to commercial customers.  Would you like to go on a space trip?  Is it your kind of thing?  It will be expensive but what a ride!  Space tourism here we come.  Apparently many are waiting for the opportunity to take a trip in space.

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NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX in September 2014 to transport crew to the International Space Station from the United States. These integrated spacecraft, rockets and associated systems will carry up to four astronauts on NASA missions. Maintaining a space station crew of seven to maximize time dedicated to scientific research on the orbiting laboratory.

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