Live: SpaceX Crew Demo-2 Splashdown

UPDATE: SpaceX’s Dragon capsule successfully splashed down, returning NASA astronauts back to earth safely.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico after a two-month stay at the International Space Station.

The astronauts were carried to ISS aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, marking a return to human spaceflight by the U.S. NASA’s last crewed flight happened in July 2011.

Behnken and Hurley are expected to splashdown at 2:48 p.m. ET. off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. The splashdown is the first such landing since 1975.

Watch SpaceX’s livestream of the splashdown above.

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In the flurry of press conferences, articles and live streams surrounding the Starliner launch and landing, I remember someone saying something to the effect that SpaceX’s Demo 2 would be in the Spring, which would be a delay of 1-3 months from the current NET February. I forgot to note who said this, so take this with a boulder-sized grain of salt.
 

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Pic! NASA on Twitter

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SpaceFlightNow has adjusted this for NET April. And Elon was saying NET Q2 at the press conference, pending review and available parking space up there. We should probably update first post.
 
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I’m more excited about SpaceX taking humans to orbit because it will provide the company with valuable experience that will be needed for the first crewed Starship flights. Building orbital class rockets and reusing them is one thing, but keeping humans alive in space is completely different. Sure, “we” know how to do it, but SpaceX has never done it before.

LEO this year, Mars in this decade!
 
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