Elon Musks SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful

first_img 10 Comments Crew Dragon is on SpaceX’s recovery vessel—completing the spacecraft’s first test mission! pic.twitter.com/6K0qgnHd4O— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 8, 2019 Short URL Source: NASA Commercial Crew/Twitter 12,073 Views Launched on Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dragon docked at ISS the following day before detaching earlier today for its return to Earth.It represents the first private space mission to the ISS, as well as the first time a space vessel capable of carrying people was launched by the US in eight years.SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, was selected along with the Boeing group by NASA in 2014 to develop the next generation of space vehicles for US astronauts, after the end of the 1981-2011 space shuttle program.Only a test dummy was aboard for the test, but the first manned flight aboard Dragon is scheduled for July with two astronauts — a date that could be postponed until later this year.- © AFP 2019   Share6 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: SpaceX/Twittercenter_img Successful splashdown of the #CrewDragon right on time at 8:45 a.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/0qHhHzD4Js— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 8, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4530931 By AFP Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful test It was the first private space mission to the International Space Station. Mar 8th 2019, 3:17 PM THE SPACEX DRAGON capsule successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday after more than six days in space, completing its demonstration mission for US space agency NASA.“Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed!” the SpaceX account tweeted along with an image of the capsule showing its four main white and orange parachutes deployed as two boats sped toward it.Live footage from NASA showed the capsule’s main parachutes opened without a problem, and it splashed down at 8:45 am (1.45pm Irish time), completing a mission to demonstrate that it could reliably and safely carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Friday 8 Mar 2019, 3:17 PMlast_img read more