NASA and SpaceX have successfully completed the Crew Dragon spacecraft launch mission. The duration of the spacecraft flight, taking into account the time spent on the International Space Station, was 63 days. On August 1, Crew Dragon left the ISS and departed to Earth, landing at predetermined coordinates in the Atlantic Ocean.
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📍Current Location: Planet Earth @NASAAstronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley (@Astro.Doug) — a.k.a the "space dads" — returned to Earth aboard their @SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour today. After splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 p.m. EDT, they returned to @nasajohnson to reunite with their families. This #LaunchAmerica mission marks the return of human spaceflight from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #NASA #MakingASplash #WelcomeToPlanetEarth #Astronauts #NoPlaceLikeHome #History #SpaceX
At the moment, NASA and SpaceX will be processing the data obtained from the Crew Dragon test flight. If the analysis of the data does not reveal serious violations, NASA plans to carry out new launches in September.