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    Reuters August 3, 2020 0 Comments U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA’s first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. Behnken and Hurley, tallying 64 days in space, undocked from the station on Saturday and returned home to land their capsule in calm waters off Florida’s Pensacola coast on schedule at 2:48 p.m. ET following a 21-hour overnight journey aboard Crew Dragon “Endeavor.” “This has been quite an odyssey,” Hurley told senior NASA and SpaceX officials at a homecoming ceremony at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. “To...
    SpaceX they completed this Sunday August 2 their historical Demo-2 mission, Crew Dragon Capsule’s first manned test flight, after astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth. “Data-reactid =” 19 “> NASA and SpaceX completed this historic mission Demo-2 this Sunday, August 2, the first manned test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. , after astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth. The landing of the astronauts took place at 1:48 p.m. CT near the Pensacola coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The return-to-Earth operation was expected to have some complications, due to weather conditions, however both NASA and SpaceX, prior to landing, indicated that...
    Impression copyright SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX is flying people to the International Space Station (ISS) using the Crew Dragon car or truck. But why is a personal firm carrying astronauts to place and back for Nasa? To understand the background to the historic to start with mission to the ISS with the Crew Dragon, we need to go again practically 20 decades to a tragic accident. On 1 February 2003, the room shuttle Columbia broke apart while re-entering the Earth’s environment. All seven astronauts aboard perished in the disaster. The loss of Columbia and its crew was the bring about for a extraordinary shift in path for America’s human spaceflight programme. On 14 January 2004, President George...
    The SpaceX crew with their astronauts returned to Earth after the International Space Station had decoupled. Crew Dragon crewmen Douglas Harley and Robert Behnken completed the first trip to orbit in a privately owned vehicle, a mission already considered historic. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, wanted to congratulate NASA and the astronauts for successfully completing the mission … a mission that had a problem when the capsule arrived on the ship where Douglas Harley and Robert Behnken were removed. It took more than 40 minutes for NASA members to open the ship’s door. More than 40 minutes where the situation was studied and where up to eight people tried to assist and help to open...
    Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carry people to and from orbit. The return clears the way for another SpaceX crew launch as early as next month and possible tourist flights next year. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode the SpaceX Dragon capsule back to Earth less than a day after departing the International Space Station and two months after blasting off from Florida. The capsule parachuted into the calm gulf...
    (CNN) — La nave espacial Crew Dragon de SpaceX, que transportaba a los astronautas de la NASA Robert Behnken y Douglas Hurley, llegó a las aguas del Golfo de México el domingo a las 2:48 p.m. (hora de Miami), marcando un final seguro para una misión histórica de dos meses y allanando el camino para que Estados Unidos se convierta una vez más en un líder mundial en vuelos espaciales tripulados. El vehículo Crew Dragon encendió sus motores y se sumergió de manera segura a través del borde de la espesa atmósfera de la Tierra el domingo por la tarde antes de desplegar paracaídas y ralentizar el vehículo para su aterrizaje objetivo frente a la costa de Florida. MIRA: Así fue...
    Astronauts on the Crew Dragon SpaceX capsule safely returned to earth Sunday afternoon, landing in the Gulf of Mexico in what’s referred to as a “splashdown.” Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed! Welcome back to Earth, @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug! pic.twitter.com/0vAS3CcK9P — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 2, 2020 Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were the two NASA astronauts on board for the first-ever in a commercially owned spacecraft. The historic landing is actually the first time in 45 years such a splashdown has taken place. Per the AP: The last time NASA astronauts returned from space to water was on July 24, 1975, in the Pacific, the scene of most splashdowns, to end a joint U.S.-Soviet mission known as Apollo-Soyuz....
    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely returned to Earth inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule this afternoon, bringing their historic two-month mission at the International Space Station to an end. The spacecraft carrying the two astronauts splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48PM ET, where recovery boats were waiting nearby to receive the crew. With this landing, the Crew Dragon has now successfully completed its first-ever passenger flight to orbit. The mission began on May 30th, when Behnken and Hurley both launched inside the capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida and then docked with the space station a day later. Called Demon-2 or DM-2, the mission was meant to prove out all...
    Like the launch itself, the Crew Dragon landing was highly automated compared to many previous human-piloted missions. Behnken and Hurley still accomplished a lot, though, including performing and contributing to numerous experiments while they were aboard the International Space Station. It’s an important occasion beyond the firsts involved. This is the last Crew Dragon test flight. Once SpaceX receives NASA certification, future flights will be regular missions carrying astronauts to the ISS. For NASA, meanwhile, it’s a major step forward for a Commercial Crew Program that could allow for more flights and lower costs. This also represents a coup for SpaceX. While Boeing is still planning to bring its Starliner capsule into service, SpaceX is clearly ahead at the moment....
    NASA SpaceX Splashdown The SpaceX Crew Dragon has had a successful return to Earth. The splashdown was scheduled to happen at 2:48 p.m. Eastern, and it happened right on time. The Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station at 7:35 p.m. Eastern on August 1. The Dragon Endeavour was set on its orbital path at 1:48 a.m. Eastern on August 2, ready to splashdown off Pensacola, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, NASA shared. Everything went on schedule and just as expected. As the successful splashdown happened, one of the people on the NASA YouTube feed excitedly said: “Thanks for flying SpaceX!” You can watch the moment of the splashdown in the video below. Good splashdown...
    SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley onboard on August 2, 2020.NASA TV SpaceX safely returned NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth on Sunday afternoon, concluding a two month test that was historic for both the company and agency. The company's Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida. The astronauts will be recovered by a SpaceX boat as planned in the next hour. Known as Demo-2, the mission represented the first time Elon Musk's company has sent people to space — making SpaceX the first company to do so, a feat only previously achieved by government superpowers. For NASA...
    SpaceX's Crew Dragon has returned to Earth months after the first crewed launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. The spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, departed from the International Space Station, where it docked in late May, on Saturday and landed in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday afternoon. The splashdown off the coast of Florida marked the first water landing since 1975 when crews were still flying to and from orbit in the Apollo modules used for missions to the moon. With Tropical Storm Isaias barreling toward Florida, concerns arose that the landing may have to be delayed. Therefore, NASA predetermined seven potential splashdown sites to the west of the state where the wind and...
    Crew Dragon astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken enjoyed wakeup messages from their young sons early Sunday before readying their ship for a fiery plunge back to Earth and splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola to close out a 64-day test flight. "I'm happy you went into space, but I'm even happier that you're coming back home," called 10-year-old Jack Hurley. "Wake up! Daddy, wake up!" called six-year-old Theo Behnken. "Don't worry, you can sleep in tomorrow. Hurry home so we can go get my dog!" Astronauts Doug Hurley, foreground, and Robert Behnken ready their Crew Dragon capsule for re-entry and splashdown. NASA Behnken thanked the boys for the "wonderful" call, adding "hopefully, the pressure's all on whoever's...
    The SpaceX Crew Dragon is expected to return to Earth around 2:48 p.m. EST on Sunday, carrying two NASA astronauts. The spacecraft launched on its historic mission in May and will land in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida, in the first water landing since 1975. News Space NASA
    NASA NASA SpaceX Return to Earth The historic SpaceX NASA Crew Dragon is returning to Earth this afternoon on Sunday, August 2. The splashdown is scheduled to happen around 2:48 p.m. Eastern, but times are subject to change. Live streams from a variety of sources are included in the story below, so you can see the return from different angles. The astronauts flying today are Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station at 7:35 p.m. Eastern on August 1. The Dragon Endeavour was set on its orbital path at 1:48 a.m. Eastern on August 2, ready to splashdown off Pensacola, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon, NASA shared.Official SpaceX...
    HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — Two NASA astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon were concluding the final and most important aspect of their test flight: returning to Earth safely. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley began their 19-hour journey back from the International Space Station on Saturday. If all goes as planned, the Dragon capsule will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT. It will be the first splashdown for astronauts in 45 years. Check back for updates. This is a developing news story. More information will be added as soon as it becomes available.
    By Joey Roulette (Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, were riding the capsule home for a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. Behnken and Hurley undocked from the orbital station late on Saturday to begin their 21-hour trip home aboard Crew Dragon "Endeavor," catching a few hours of sleep before an early Sunday wakeup call from their sons. "Good morning Dragon Endeavor," Hurley's son said in a recorded message sent to the capsule. "I'm happy you went into space but I'm even happier that you're coming back home."  "Wake...
    Crew Dragon astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken enjoyed wakeup messages from their young sons early Sunday before readying their ship for a fiery plunge back to Earth and splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola to close out a 64-day test flight. "I'm happy you went into space, but I'm even happier that you're coming back home," called 10-year-old Jack Hurley. "Wake up! Daddy, wake up!" called six-year-old Theo Behnken. "Don't worry, you can sleep in tomorrow. Hurry home so we can go get my dog!" Astronauts Doug Hurley, foreground, and Robert Behnken ready their Crew Dragon capsule for re-entry and splashdown. NASA Behnken thanked the boys for the "wonderful" call, adding "hopefully, the pressure's all on whoever's...
    New York (CNN Business)SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — is slowly maneuvering closer to Earth and preparing for a splashdown later today in the Gulf of Mexico.The spacecraft is expected to touch down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday at 2:48 pm ET. Behnken and Hurley's safe homecoming will mark the end to an historic two-month mission and pave the way for the US to once again become a world leader in human spaceflight.The astronauts have been aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Dragon Endeavour, since Saturday evening when it undocked from the International Space Station. Behnken and Hurley began their historic two-month trip to the ISS in May, when...
    NASA Right now marks the SpaceX NASA Crew Dragon’s historic return to Earth with a splashdown within the Gulf of Mexico. The astronauts flying at the moment are Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. However when is every thing scheduled to occur? Learn on for the main points.The Splashdown Is Scheduled for two:48 PM Jap, However the Schedule Might ChangeThe splashdown is at present scheduled for at the moment — Sunday, August 2 at 2:48 p.m. Jap. Nonetheless, crews are watching Hurricane Isaias and there’s all the time an opportunity that the splashdown location or the timing might need to vary just a little primarily based on climate situations. If climate will not be...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — They are ready for re-entry. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are preparing to leave the International Space Station this evening and begin their 19-hour journey home, capping off their historic mission aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley climbed aboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Dragon Endeavour, which has been docked at the space station since the astronauts arrived in May. If the weather forecast looks acceptable, the capsule will leave the space station around 7:30 pm ET and begin its 19-hour trek to a splashdown off the coast of Florida. If the Crew Dragon is cleared to leave this evening, it’s expected to reach its water landing at 2:42 pm ET Sunday. The...
    This afternoon, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to start their journey back to Earth inside SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, bringing an end to their historic flight to the International Space Station. If all goes to plan, the two will splash down in the Crew Dragon off the western coast of Florida on Sunday afternoon. Getting back to Earth from orbit is no easy task, and the two astronauts have a long trip ahead of them before they’re back on solid ground. Once Behnken and Hurley undock from the space station, they’ll spend the next 18 hours in orbit, slowly distancing themselves from the ISS, before making the dive into Earth’s atmosphere. That begins a harrowing trip...
    Crew Dragon astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken thanked their space station crewmates for a successful two-month visit and readied their SpaceX capsule for undocking Saturday, setting up a historic Gulf of Mexico splashdown Sunday afternoon. "All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go," Behnken tweeted. All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go… #LandAmerica pic.twitter.com/FvyzeA58sb— Bob Behnken (@AstroBehnken) August 1, 2020 It will be the first splashdown for U.S. astronauts in 45 years and the first entry, descent and landing of a piloted Crew Dragon spacecraft, one of the final steps before NASA can certify the SpaceX ferry ships for operational six-month flights to the space station. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "We're about...
    ASTRONAUTS on SpaceX are set return to Earth this weekend after they were sent to the International Space Station in May. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history when they became the first to be sent by Elon Musk's private company to the ISS. Here's how you can watch their journey. Follow our Nasa Mars launch live blog for the latest updates 4The SpaceX rocket pictured just before it launched into space 4Astronauts in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsuleCredit: AP:Associated Press What time will Crew Dragon's NASA astronauts return to earth? NASA hopes to land the astronauts on the evening of Sunday August 2. However, the space agency is having to keep an eye on the weather as a tropical...
    Whenever there’s a return, it’ll mark the successful completion of the first round trip of a private crewed space capsule. While this kind of mission won’t be routine for a long time, it represents an important moment in the shift away from strictly government-run spaceflight. The next major step may involve flights with civilians. Behnken and Hurley also weren’t just on the station for show. They both conducted and assisted with numerous experiments, such as Earth observation studies and research into water droplets in microgravity. On that front, Crew Dragon’s mission may have been as helpful to science as it was to SpaceX’s long-term future. “Now as Doug mentioned, we’re about to embark on the final portion...
    CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSLA) — Two astronauts who were part of a historic launch to the International Space Station are expected to come home – as long as the weather cooperates. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have been aboard the ISS since May 31, when they blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. It marked the first man-launch from U.S. soil since 2011. Behnken and Hurley are expected to go back inside the Crew Dragon Saturday afternoon to begin their 19-hour journey back to Earth. However, Mission Control is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Isaias. If the storm makes conditions unsafe at the landing site in the Atlantic Ocean, the return trip will be delayed.
    New York (CNN Business)NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are preparing to leave the International Space Station this evening and begin their 19-hour journey home, capping off the their historic mission aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.Later this afternoon, Behnken and Hurley are expected to climb aboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Dragon Endeavour, which has been docked at the space station since the astronauts arrived in May. If the weather forecast looks acceptable, the capsule will leave the space station around 7:30 pm ET and begin its 19-hour trek to a splashdown off the coast of Florida. If the Crew Dragon is cleared to leave this evening, it's expected to reach its water landing at 2:42 pm ET Sunday.The...
    (CNN Business) — Los astronautas de la NASA Robert Behnken y Douglas Hurley, los primeros en viajar a la órbita a bordo de una nave espacial desarrollada por una compañía privada, tienen el objetivo de regresar a la Tierra este fin de semana, si el huracán que se acerca no retrasa esos planes. Estos hombres han estado a bordo de la Estación Espacial Internacional durante dos meses, después de partir desde el Centro Espacial Kennedy, en la Florida, en la cápsula Crew Dragon de SpaceX. Su viaje comenzó con el histórico lanzamiento en mayo que marcó la primera misión tripulada en despegar de suelo estadounidense en casi una década, y podría ser la primera de muchas si la cápsula ameriza...
    With Hurricane Isaias threatening Florida's east coast, astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken are awaiting a go-ahead on plans to undock from the International Space Station on Saturday, setting up a fiery plunge to splashdown Sunday. The astronauts will presumably land in the Gulf of Mexico, closing out a 64-day flight. Given the track of the hurricane, a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean at one of three approved sites off Florida's east coast is effectively ruled out, focusing landing plans on the Gulf — where four sites are available off Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa. Assuming NASA and SpaceX press ahead, a final decision on prime and backup landing sites is not expected until Saturday, based on the latest...
    New York (CNN Business)NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the first-ever astronauts to travel into orbit aboard a commercially developed spacecraft, are aiming to return to Earth this weekend — if an incoming hurricane doesn't delay those plans.The men have been on board the International Space Station for two months, after launching from Kennedy Space Center in Flordia in the SpaceX Crew Dragon.Their journey began with an historic May launch that marked the first crewed mission to take off from US soil in nearly a decade, and it could be the first of many if the capsule safely splashes down off the coast of Florida this weekend. On Saturday, Hurley and Behnken are scheduled to board their Crew Dragon...
    When NASA started the Commercial Crew Program in 2010, the goal was to get private-sector companies to produce the most cost-effective, innovative and safe way to get astronauts to the International Space Station.  The program was structured as a multi-tiered competition, with companies bidding for NASA contracts to build the space transportation systems under specific parameters set forth by the agency. NASA eventually awarded the contracts to SpaceX and Boeing.  For nearly a decade, SpaceX and Boeing have been neck and neck, building and testing their crew transportation systems. But SpaceX's successful launch in May marked a major milestone for the company, leaving Boeing to play catch up. It was the first time that NASA astronauts took off from U.S. soil since...
    NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are making preparations for their historic return to Earth Sunday. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, named “Endeavour” by the astronauts, is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station on Saturday and make its splashdown off the coast of Florida the following day. The astronauts have spent two months on the orbiting space lab. SPACEX MAKES HISTORY, LAUNCHES NASA ASTRONAUTS INTO SPACE FROM US SOIL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011 “Weather permitting, NASA and SpaceX are targeting 2:42 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 2, for the splashdown and conclusion of the Demo-2 test flight mission,” said NASA, in a statement. “With this test flight, NASA and the U.S. aerospace industry are marking the...
    In Might 2020, the Crew Dragon turned the initial space vehicle to start humans from American soil in nine decades. Created by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, it truly is part of Nasa’s strategy to hand more than room station flights to personal firms. This is our guide to the car or truck. Limited presentational gray lineMoreElon Musk says human spaceflight had normally been the basic intention for his revolutionary enterprise SpaceX. The entrepreneur achieved that ambition on Saturday 30 May well 2020, when the Crew Dragon spacecraft carried Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit for a rendezvous with the Worldwide House Station (ISS). It was the first crewed car or truck to fly from US soil because the...
    NASA announced on Tuesday the astronauts who will fly aboard the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station next spring. Two of the astronauts are American: Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur. Akihiko Hoshide is from Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Thomas Pesquet, of France, is from the European Space Agency (ESA). SpaceX made history at the end of May when it launched NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken toward the ISS on the SpaceX Demo-2 test flight mission – the first time astronauts blasted off from American soil since the end of the space shuttle program almost a decade ago. That SpaceX Crew Dragon flight was the first time a private company, rather than a government, sent...
    NASA astronaut Megan McArthur will pilot the second Crew Dragon mission to ISS NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, whose husband Bob Behnken was one of two crew members aboard SpaceX's historic Crew Dragon mission in May, will pilot the commercial craft's second launch in the spring of 2021. McArthur and Behnken met as members of the Astronaut Class of 2000, and have a six-year-old son, Theodore. NASA on Tuesday announced the four-member crew for the second operational SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station, which will be commanded by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. Joining the crew as specialists will be Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet. McArthur and Bob Behnken (together above)...
    Keeping tabs on a potential tropical storm, NASA is pressing ahead with plans to bring two astronauts and their SpaceX ferry ship back to Earth Sunday with a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. It will be the first piloted re-entry of a Crew Dragon spacecraft and NASA's first ocean landing in 45 years. "The return flight readiness review is complete and the NASA team and the SpaceX team, everybody remains 'go' for return," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters Wednesday. "We cannot wait to get Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley back to Earth. "But of course, we have some weather pending. Just like when we launched, we had some challenges with whether, we may have that again. But the...
    The SpaceX spacesuits integrate seamlessly with the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Video clip screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET The SpaceX spacesuits intended for Crew Dragon astronauts glance a large amount unique from the typical NASA fits that have been in support for a long time. SpaceX shared an within seem at the spacesuit layout in a video released Monday that features some insight into 1 of the most obvious parts of the Crew Dragon mission.   The spacesuits attribute a sleek, streamlined layout and have a symbiotic romance with the seats in the Crew Dragon spacecraft. They hook up through an “umbilical” that connects the astronauts to every thing from communications to air for respiratory.  Chris Trigg, spacesuits and crew...
    New York (CNN Business)NASA and its international partners named four astronauts to crew a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station in spring 2021 — beefing up staffing on board the orbiting laboratory.The crew, all veterans of previous ISS missions, will include Akihiko Hoshide with Japan's JAXA space agency, Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur — who two months ago watched her husband Robert Behnken co-pilot the first-ever crewed flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.Putting four astronauts on SpaceX's spring 2021 mission, dubbed Crew-2, will bring the number of people staffing the ISS to seven, allowing "NASA to effectively double the amount of science that can be conducted in space," the agency...
    NASA and SpaceX are hunting to complete up the last demonstration mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft at the finish of this week, but it is really presently searching ahead to Crew-2 – the 2nd operational flight of Crew Dragon, at this time established for sometime up coming spring. The agency uncovered the four people that will fly aboard that launch, such as two NASA astronauts, as effectively as a person from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and a single from the European Room Agency (ESA). NASA astronauts Megan McCarthur and Shane Kimbrough will be part of JAXA’s Akihiko Hoshide and ESA’s Thomas Pesquet on that flight, which will adhere to Crew-1 at this time scheduled for sometime...
    CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/CNN) – Following their historic Crew Dragon flight test in May, NASA and SpaceX are planning their first operational astronaut launch for September. Three US astronauts — Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, and Shannon Walker — will join Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut with the Japanese space agency, JAXA, on a mission to the International Space Station that will take off from SpaceX’s launch site in Florida “no earlier than” September 14, NASA announced this week. The mission, dubbed Crew-1, will be the first fully operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft developed by Elon Musk’s exploration company designed to ferry NASA astronauts, and eventually tourists, to the ISS. Crew-1 will follow SpaceX and NASA’s Demo-2 mission,...
    CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/CNN) – Following their historic Crew Dragon flight test in May, NASA and SpaceX are planning their first operational astronaut launch for September. Three US astronauts — Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, and Shannon Walker — will join Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut with the Japanese space agency, JAXA, on a mission to the International Space Station that will take off from SpaceX’s launch site in Florida “no earlier than” September 14, NASA announced this week. The mission, dubbed Crew-1, will be the first fully operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft developed by Elon Musk’s exploration company designed to ferry NASA astronauts, and eventually tourists, to the ISS. Crew-1 will follow SpaceX and NASA’s Demo-2 mission,...
    New York (CNN Business)NASA and SpaceX are aiming to follow their historic Crew Dragon test flight in May with SpaceX's first operational astronaut launch in mid- to late September. Three US astronauts — Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker — will join Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut with the Japanese space agency, JAXA, on a mission to the International Space Station that will take off from SpaceX's launch site in Florida "no earlier than" September 14, NASA announced this week. The mission, dubbed Crew-1, will be the first fully operational flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon, a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft developed by Elon Musk's exploration company designed to ferry NASA astronauts — and eventually tourists — to the ISS.Crew-1 will follow SpaceX...
    NASA has revealed a tentative date for bringing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley back to Earth. The US astronauts made history last month when they were the first to be sent to the International Space Station on a SpaceX spacecraft. NEWS: Were targeting an Aug. 1 departure of @SpaceXs Dragon Endeavour spacecraft from the @Space_Station to bring @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug home after their historic #LaunchAmerica mission. Splashdown is targeted for Aug. 2. Weather will drive the actual date. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/VOCV51gzLi— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) July 17, 2020 A Nasa and SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket shot two US astronauts into space back in May. The launch was a historic event because it was the first time a private company launched astronauts...
    New York (CNN Business)NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the first-ever astronauts to travel into orbit aboard a commercially developed spacecraft, are aiming to return to Earth on August 2, the space agency announced Friday. The exact time and date of their return home will be determined by weather, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Twitter. Millions of people watched as Behnken and Hurley strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on May 30, launching their months-long mission to the International Space Station. It marked the first time in nearly a decade that humans launched to the ISS from US soil, and it was the first crewed mission for SpaceX in its 18-year history.Behnken and Hurley have spent the...
    Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who were launched to the International Space Station on May 30 aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, plan to return to Earth on August 2, weather permitting. The pair will descend by parachute to an ocean splashdown to close out a historic 64-day test flight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine posted a tweet Friday to make the landing target official, warning "weather will drive the actual date. Stay tuned." NEWS: We're targeting an Aug. 1 departure of @SpaceX's Dragon Endeavour spacecraft from the @Space_Station to bring @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug home after their historic #LaunchAmerica mission. Splashdown is targeted for Aug. 2. Weather will drive the actual date. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/VOCV51gzLi— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) July 17, 2020...
    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are tentatively scheduled to return to Earth inside SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule on August 2nd. It’s the same Crew Dragon vehicle that launched the astronauts to space at the end of May — marking the first time a privately made spacecraft had carried people to orbit. For now, NASA plans for the duo, currently on board the International Space Station, to board the Crew Dragon on August 1st. They’ll then be back on the ground sometime the next day, according to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, who noted that weather will be a major factor in the return date. The departure will cap off a two-month stay on the ISS for Behnken and...
    SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” docked with the Intercontinental House Station. NASA NASA is at this time organizing to return astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth on board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in about two months, the area company advised CNBC on Friday. The spacecraft, which the astronauts named Endeavour, is scheduled to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 2 at about 3 p.m. ET, according to NASA’s Johnson Place Center general public affairs officer Kyle Herring. Herring mentioned that the departure time from the International Place Station “is a bit of a going focus on,” but explained in an electronic mail that the spacecraft is scheduled to un-dock at about 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 1. NASA...
    Two months after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley traveled via SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS), they’ll return to Earth. NASA is planning for the SpaceX Crew Dragon to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean on August 2nd, CNBC reports. This will mark the completion of the Demo-2 mission, SpaceX’s first crewed flight and the first mission to launch NASA astronauts from US soil since 2011. Behnken and Hurley will un-dock from the ISS around 8PM ET on August 1st, though that depends on factors like weather. Behnken and Hurley left Earth on May 30th, so in total, the mission will be about two months long.
    SpaceX's Crew Dragon "Endeavour" docked with the International Space Station.NASA NASA is currently planning to return astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft in about two weeks, the space agency told CNBC on Friday. The spacecraft, which the astronauts named Endeavour, is scheduled to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 2 at about 3 p.m. ET, according to NASA's Johnson Space Center public affairs officer Kyle Herring.  Herring noted that the departure time from the International Space Station "is a bit of a moving target," but said the spacecraft is scheduled to un-dock at about 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 1. NASA will look more closely at the weather forecasts for where...
    Space station commander Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken plan to float outside Friday for the first of up to four spacewalks needed to complete the replacement of aging batteries in the lab's solar power system. NASA managers hope to get the work done in time for Behnken and crewmate Douglas Hurley to return to Earth aboard their Crew Dragon capsule around August 2, officials said Wednesday. When the SpaceX capsule blasted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket May 30, NASA managers had not specified a return date. But flight controllers now are "looking at landing in the early August timeframe," Steve Stich, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, told reporters during a spacewalk preview teleconference. "The earliest would be...
    Kathy Lueders, NASA's newly appointed head of human spaceflight operations, declined to give a yes-or-no answer Thursday when asked whether she believes NASA can put astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2024 as called for by the Trump administration. "I don't have a crystal ball," she told NASA Watch during a teleconference. "I wish I knew that answer, it would make my job a lot easier. We're going to try. We're going to try, right? Sometimes it's the trying that gets us closer to the goal than the not trying." While most space observers view the 2024 goal as unrealistic — one former NASA manager recently called it a "pipe dream" — Lueders said, "if you start...
    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that boosted astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken into space provided a slightly rougher ride than expected during the later stages of the climb to orbit, but both said Monday they enjoyed their historic trip and marveled at a sooth-as-silk docking with the space station. And yes, the Crew Dragon brought a "new car smell" to the lab complex. "It absolutely did," said station commander Chris Cassidy, the lone American aboard the station until Hurley and Behnken arrived Sunday. "Then when we got that hatch open, you could tell it was a brand new vehicle, with smiley faces on the other side, smiley face on mine, just as if you had bought a new car,...
    Kennedy Space Center (CNN Business)When Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, the company's assigned goal was to get humans into space. Now that NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have made it aboard the International Space Station, Musk is breathing a sigh of relief that his company's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket performed successfully during this weekend mission. Now SpaceX can officially consider itself the first-ever company to send humans into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.US astronauts disembark SpaceXs Crew Dragon and board the International Space StationBut it's not over yet. Critical weeks of safety and technical reviews of the spacecraft lie ahead before NASA will officially designate Crew Dragon as an "operational" vehicle. Then, another...
    Nineteen hours after a spectacular Florida launch, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule caught up with the International Space Station early Sunday and glided in for a problem-free docking, bringing veteran astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the outpost in SpaceX's first piloted space flight. The historic mission marks a major milestone in NASA's push to end the agency's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for carrying astronauts to and from the lab complex, the first piloted launch to orbit by a privately owned and operated spacecraft since the dawn of the space age. The Crew Dragon capsule on final approach to the International Space Station. NASA TV "Welcome to Bob and Doug," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said to the crew in...
    The two NASA astronauts who blasted into orbit on a SpaceX rocket successfully docked Sunday at the International Space Station — just 19 hours after taking off on the historic journey with Elon Musk’s company. Space veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken gave a thumbs up after the brand-new Dragon capsule automatically docked, with no assistance needed, at 10:16 a.m., a few minutes earlier than planned, to the station. The mission marked the first in nearly a decade that astronauts have blasted off from US soil. It was also the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried astronauts to the orbiting lab in its nearly 20 years. The vehicle’s hatch is expected to open around 12:45 p.m., more...
    New York (CNN Business)Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have officially arrived at the International Space Station.After a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, the astronauts aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft synched up with the space station Sunday morning.NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in a decadeThe spacecraft made a careful approach, easing its way toward its destination over the course of 19 hours. At 10:16 am ET on Sunday, the vehicle made a "soft capture" — meaning Crew Dragon made its first physical contact with its docking port at the International Space Station. Crew Dragon will now make a "hard capture," which involves using 12 latches to create an air-locked...
    A spokesperson for Russia's space agency took a dig at the U.S. after the successful launch of two U.S. astronauts aboard a SpaceX craft bound for the International Space Station (ISS)--while also describing President Donald Trump's praise of the successful mission as "hysteria." "The hysteria raised after the successful launch of the [SpaceX] Crew Dragon spacecraft is hard to understand," Vladimir Ustimenko, a spokesperson for Roscosmos, wrote on Twitter, referring to Trump's statement. "What has happened should have happened long ago. Now it's not only the Russians flying to the ISS, but also the Americans. Well that's wonderful!" he added. NASA had relied on Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, to transport American astronauts to the ISS since the U.S. space agency's...
    The historic SpaceX capsule has docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, was scheduled to dock into the orbiting platform at around 10:30 a.m. ET. But the capsule reached the station around 15 minutes ahead of schedule, with SpaceX confirming in a livestream that the capsule docked at 10:16 a.m. ET. The docking was fully automated, but the astronauts had slipped back into their pressurized launch suits and shutting their helmet visors for the docking in case of a problem. Docking confirmed â Crew Dragon has arrived at the @space_station! pic.twitter.com/KiKBpZ8R2H— SpaceX...
    Watch continuing live coverage in the video player above. Ushering in a new era in the American space program, two veteran astronauts blasted off Saturday aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon en route to the International Space Station. Sunday morning they were on track to link up with the space station, possibly ahead of schedule. The flawless liftoff was the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly nine years, since the final flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2011. This is also the first manned flight for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first time a commercial spacecraft has carried NASA astronauts into orbit. Trending News How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch SpaceX launches two NASA...
    Watch live coverage of the launch Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT, in the video player above and on CBSN on your mobile or streaming device. A spacecraft owned and operated by a private company — SpaceX — is primed for liftoff Saturday in what will be the first piloted launch to orbit from American soil since the shuttle stopped flying nearly nine years ago. A Falcon 9 rocket, carrying SpaceX's first piloted Crew Dragon ferry ship, was scheduled to launch from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT to kick off a long-awaited test flight to the International Space Station. Trending News How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch SpaceX astronauts ready to try again, weather permitting...
    Ushering in a new era in the American space program, two veteran astronauts readied for liftoff Saturday aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon en route to the International Space Station. This will be the second launch attempt, after bad weather forced flight controllers to scrub the launch on Wednesday at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. This mission will be the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly nine years, since the final flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2011. It will also be the first manned flight for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first time a commercial spacecraft has carried NASA astronauts into orbit. How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launchWhat: Launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying two NASA...
    Watch live coverage of the launch Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT, on CBSN in the video player above and on your mobile or streaming device. A spacecraft owned and operated by a private company — SpaceX — is primed for liftoff Saturday in what will be the first piloted launch to orbit from American soil since the shuttle stopped flying nearly nine years ago. A Falcon 9 rocket, carrying SpaceX's first piloted Crew Dragon ferry ship, was scheduled to launch from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT to kick off a long-awaited test flight to the International Space Station.How to watch the SpaceX launch SaturdayRunning three days late because of stormy weather last Wednesday, astronauts Douglas...
    The historic SpaceX Falcon 9 launch is set to take place at 3:22 p.m. ET. Weather permitting, the Crew Dragon spacecraft is set to carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), docking with it on Sunday at 10:29 a.m. ET. The original launch, scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, was called off shortly before liftoff due to storms around the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. NASA will be providing live coverage of Sunday's launch starting at 11 a.m. ET on NASA TV. If the launch goes to plan, astronauts Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley will depart the spacecraft and enter the ISS at 1:05 p.m. ET. You can access NASA TV via several platforms on televisions, computers and mobile devices...
    Stormy weather across Florida's Space Coast forced SpaceX to call off the long-awaited launch of two astronauts aboard the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first piloted flight to orbit from U.S. soil in nearly nine years. The company plans to make another attempt Saturday, at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT, the next opportunity for a launch into the plane of the International Space Station's orbit with the proper conditions for a rendezvous and docking. Another opportunity is available at 3:00:11 p.m. Sunday. An updated forecast from the 45th Weather Squadron at nearby Patrick Air Force Base shows a 60 percent chance of rain, electrical activity and cloud cover Saturday and Sunday that would violate SpaceX launch rules. Astronauts Douglas Hurley, foreground, and...