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Relive the final descent of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

A video from SpaceX shows the company's Crew Dragon capsule plunging toward the Gulf of Mexico, then unfurling a series of parachutes to slow the spaceship carrying two NASA astronauts from 350 mph to a relatively gentle 15 mph for splashdown Sunday.
Tracking footage of Crew Dragon's descent, parachute deployments and splashdown pic.twitter.com/pzbm1iXCC6
- SpaceX August 4, 2020
The dramatic tracking video released by SpaceX late Monday shows the capsule deploying two drogue chutes at an altitude of around 18,000 feet, or 5,500 meters, while moving at about 350 mph, or more than 560...
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Spacex latest: Nasa astronauts reveal Crew Dragon's NEXT adventures in space

Spacex latest: Nasa astronauts reveal Crew Dragon's NEXT adventures in space

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

CREW Dragon, the SpaceX-built capsule which ferried Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station and back, is ready for new missions.
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken said the fiery plunge on SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'felt like we were inside of an animal'

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken said the fiery plunge on SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'felt like we were inside of an animal'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley completed their mission on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship when they landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
The spaceship's scorching-hot fall through Earth's atmosphere, parachute deployments, and splashdown went as planned .
From inside the Crew Dragon, Behnken said the return trip felt like being "inside of an animal," with violent jolts along the way.
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley plunged through Earth's atmosphere at 25 times the speed of sound on Sunday, slowing just in time...
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