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NASA astronaut on SpaceX Crew Dragon returns: “Sounded like an animal”

When NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley raced to Earth in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, the two said that the vehicle had really “come alive” when it crashed through the atmosphere. The capsule vibrated, jerked, and roared as the ambient air warmed and scorched the outside of the vehicle – and the astronauts taped everything. “I recorded …

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The new video shows the SpaceX astronaut crew crashing through the earth’s atmosphere, swimming under parachutes and landing in the ocean

© Provided by Business Insider SpaceX’s demo 2 mission will land in the Gulf of Mexico on August 2, 2020 with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley after returning from the International Space Station. Bill Ingalls / NASA NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have just completed a test flight of the new SpaceX spacecraft Crew Dragon. The …

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SpaceX’s success paves the way for Crew-1, NASA’s next astronaut mission

The success of SpaceX’s Demo 2 mission is preparing the company and NASA for their next crew launch. This mission, called Crew-1, will carry four astronauts to and from the space station: Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. The team is expected to start in late September. You can find more stories on the Business Insider homepage. …

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The SpaceX spacecraft is almost ready for the next launch of the NASA astronaut

A senior SpaceX director has shared a photo of the next Crew Dragon spacecraft destined for launch by NASA astronauts, confirming that the vehicle is almost ready to ship to Florida. Deep within the SpaceX rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, the Crew Dragon capsule – presumably C207 – assigned to the company’s debut operational astronaut launch (Crew-1) is in the …

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SpaceX’s third NASA astronaut launch to reuse Crew Dragon and Falcon 9

NASA has announced that SpaceX may reuse the next Falcon 9 booster and the first Crew Dragon spacecraft to launch astronauts once SpaceX’s third astronaut launch is scheduled for early 2021. First, however, SpaceX has to successfully bring two NASA astronauts back to Earth in just a few days and only ~ 8 weeks later bring four more astronauts – …

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SpaceX’s next astronaut launch for NASA is scheduled for late September

The next SpaceX crew mission will not start next month. Crew-1, which will send four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, was provisionally scheduled for August 30. However, the flight will now take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than the end of September, ”agency officials said wrote in …

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Astronaut Doug Hurley tweets a picture of the American flag from the International Space Station

Astronaut Doug Hurley tweeted a picture of the American flag from the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday to celebrate the nation’s independence and the July 4th holiday. “I wish everyone in the US a happy 4th of July from @Space_Station,” he tweeted, adding an American flag emoji to the message. CNN SLIGHTS MOUNT RUSHMORE AS “MONUMENT OF TWO SLAVE …

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The astronaut of the space station loses the mirror during the spacewalk

Astronaut Chris Cassidy in 2013. Shamil Zhumatov / Getty Images During routine maintenance of the International space station, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy accidentally added to Space junk already floating around our planet. When Cassidy replaced a large 194-kilogram battery on the outside of the International Space Station, a small mirror on his space suit broke off and floated away, CNN …

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