NASA astronauts make dramatic splashdown in Gulf of Mexico after historical SpaceX voyage

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have splashed down off the Florida coast after a mission to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon.

2/08/2020 11:41:00 PM

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have splashed down off the Florida coast after a mission to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have splashed down off the Florida coast after a mission to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first private company to send humans to orbit with the launch of Mr Behnken and Mr Hurley, who will have spent more than two months on the space station upon returning.The landmark mission, launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre on May 31, marked the first time the US space agency launched humans from American soil since its shuttle program retired in 2011.

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Since then the United States has relied on Russia's space program to launch its astronauts to the space station.Mr Behnken and Mr Hurley's homecoming was also the first crewed splashdown in an American capsule in 45 years. Read more: SBS News »

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So generous of President Obama to welcome NASA astronauts back down from space mission. The astronauts were happy to see the former president. Meanwhile, the sitting president is golfing and has yet to issue a welcome back statement. Priorities. We are so scr&$%. Is Behnken a White Hispanic American? And Hurley a White Anglo American?

SpaceX splashes down in Gulf of Mexico with two NASA astronauts on boardThe splashdown is a final key test of whether Elon Musk's spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit, a feat no private company has accomplished before. George Orwell’s Animal farm. Essential classic for lockdown reading that should be read and understood by all. Arguably more relevant today than the day it was written. It’s reassuring to see that All mankind can really work together for common goals. Don't you think it's time to be celebrated at the highest level Nobel4ISS? Let's share the message of hope especially in these times Look Up Maybe America should focus on cleaning its own backyard before going to space.

SpaceX capsule with astronauts aboard heads back to EarthNASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are headed back to Earth after a two-month mission at the International Space Station, marking the first time a privately owned craft will return astronauts from the space station to Earth I’d elect to stay up there until after the election. 😉 wait for the coronavirus to go

SpaceX astronauts aiming for first splashdown in 45 years off US coastHaving departed the International Space Station, two astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule are expected to complete the first splashdown return to Earth in 45 years. If I were them I'd want to stay of there Astronauts? Indigenous Americans? Or non-indigenous Americans like ethnic Europeans, Africans, and Asians since first contact by foreign White Latino Europeans?

SpaceX splashes down in Gulf of Mexico with two NASA astronauts on boardThe splashdown is a final key test of whether Elon Musk's spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit, a feat no private company has accomplished before. George Orwell’s Animal farm. Essential classic for lockdown reading that should be read and understood by all. Arguably more relevant today than the day it was written. It’s reassuring to see that All mankind can really work together for common goals. Don't you think it's time to be celebrated at the highest level Nobel4ISS? Let's share the message of hope especially in these times Look Up Maybe America should focus on cleaning its own backyard before going to space.

SpaceX astronauts aiming for first splashdown in 45 years off US coastHaving departed the International Space Station, two astronauts aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule are expected to complete the first splashdown return to Earth in 45 years. If I were them I'd want to stay of there Astronauts? Indigenous Americans? Or non-indigenous Americans like ethnic Europeans, Africans, and Asians since first contact by foreign White Latino Europeans?

SpaceX capsule with astronauts aboard heads back to EarthNASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are headed back to Earth after a two-month mission at the International Space Station, marking the first time a privately owned craft will return astronauts from the space station to Earth I’d elect to stay up there until after the election. 😉 wait for the coronavirus to go