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Success! SpaceX's Crew Dragon looks roasted after the first successful return journey and landing

A few hours ago, SpaceX Crew Dragon sprayed down the Atlantic, about 200 miles off the coast of Florida. The splashdown is the last law in what has been a successful first flight to Crew Dragon. The flight, called Demo-1, was launched on March 2 and spent five days at the International Space Station (ISS). This flight is the beginning of a new phase of American space flight. Ever since the Shuttle program was completed in 2011, NASA has worked with commercial partners to provide transportation to and from the ISS. During the intervening years, it has allowed Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to move back and forth. [19659003] "Today's successful re-entry and recovery of the Crew Dragon capsule after the first mission to the International Space Station marked another important milestone in the future of human spaceflight," said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. "I want to once again congratulate NASA and the SpaceX law for an incredible week. Our commercial Crew program is one step closer to launching American astronauts on US rockets from the US. I am proud of the great work that has been done to get us to this point. "[1 9659008] Successful splashdown of #CrewDragon right in time at 8:45 ET. pic.twitter.com/0qHhHzD4Js – NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 8, 2019 NASA's commercial crew program (CCP) works with industrial partners to provide secure and economical access to the ISS, and in the future, other destinations in the solar system. It's a new way to do things for NASA. Previously…

A few hours ago, SpaceX Crew Dragon sprayed down the Atlantic, about 200 miles off the coast of Florida. The splashdown is the last law in what has been a successful first flight to Crew Dragon.

The flight, called Demo-1, was launched on March 2 and spent five days at the International Space Station (ISS).

This flight is the beginning of a new phase of American space flight. Ever since the Shuttle program was completed in 2011, NASA has worked with commercial partners to provide transportation to and from the ISS.

During the intervening years, it has allowed Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to move back and forth. [19659003] “Today’s successful re-entry and recovery of the Crew Dragon capsule after the first mission to the International Space Station marked another important milestone in the future of human spaceflight,” said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

“I want to once again congratulate NASA and the SpaceX law for an incredible week. Our commercial Crew program is one step closer to launching American astronauts on US rockets from the US. I am proud of the great work that has been done to get us to this point. “[1

9659008] Successful splashdown of #CrewDragon right in time at 8:45 ET. pic.twitter.com/0qHhHzD4Js

– NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 8, 2019

NASA’s commercial crew program (CCP) works with industrial partners to provide secure and economical access to the ISS, and in the future, other destinations in the solar system. It’s a new way to do things for NASA.

Previously constructed, tested, built and operated, the Agency ran all of its spacecraft along with its partners.

With the CCP, they still work with industry partners, but with more of a hands-off strategy. The commercial companies design the spacecraft themselves in accordance with the requirements set by NASA.

But companies are encouraged to use their best manufacturing and business practices to achieve their goals.

As it stands, there are two partners: Boeing and SpaceX.

Demo-1 was an un-crewed mission. It was a test and flight for Crew Dragon. The dragon was autonomously docked with the ISS, which only supplied equipment and equipment (and a sizing false astronaut equipped with data collection sensors.)

The astronauts aboard the ISS got a chance to get acquainted with all Crew Dragon procedures. After five days docked at the station, Crew Dragon took out and returned to Earth.

“If you just think about this flight and all the prep that went into it – get the pillow renovated, get the control of the flight control established the car, built the car, Falcon 9 got ready, all the analysis and mission support that went into it – It has just been a fantastic job.

Our NASA and SpaceX teams worked seamlessly not only on the lead-in flight but on how we managed the flight, said Steve Stich, Deputy Head of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

“We were all very excited to see re-entry, parachute and drug expansion, splashdown – everything just happened perfect. It was right in time, what we expected it to be. It was beautiful, says Benji Reed, head of crew announcement at SpaceX.

Next up is the first crew for Crew Dragon. It’s slated for the summer of 2019, and will carry American astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Called Demo-2, the flight will be a 14 day mission to the ISS.

If all goes well, Crew Dragon will put on the job with up to seven astronauts at a time back and forth to the ISS. [19659003] “For the first time we have seen an end-to-end test, and now we have brought together the people, the hardware and all the processes and procedures, and we have seen how they all work together, and that is very important As we move toward putting people on board, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, who will occupy SpaceX’s first operational mission to the space station after Demo-2, says

So what’s left to say? Success is the norm for SpaceX The mission was a success, the Crew Dragon capsule is back on SpaceX’s recycling ship, and besides what seems to be some re-entry branding, it looks good as new.

Republicans are happy. Democrats are happy. with the president probably happy if he draws attention to such things. Everyone is happy, except perhaps the Russians who lose a client.

We just hope there is no hungry xenomorph on the capsule. [19659003] This article was originally published by Universe Today. Read the original article.

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