Crew Dragon Demo-2 Returning


Update August 2, 2020 3:30 p.m.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour on deck of recovery ship GO Navigator. (August 2, 2020)

They’re back.

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley rode Crew Dragon Endeavour down to the Gulf of Mexico, off the Pensacola coast.

They’re on SpaceX recovery shop GO Navigator, headed back to Florida.


From NASA: Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, installing a new European Drawer Rack Mark 2 in the ISS Columbus module.

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flew Crew Dragon Endeavour, C206, to the International Space Station on May 30. They’re leaving this afternoon.

I missed this morning’s farewell ceremony on the ISS. But NASA recorded it, so I’m a happy camper:

NASA’s live coverage starts in about a half-hour:

“…Live coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 return will begin at 5:15 p.m. and continue through the targeted splashdown at 2:41 p.m. on Sunday, the first return of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft carrying astronauts from the space station. It will wrap up NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test fligh after more than two months at the International Space Station….”
(“NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2: Teams Targeting Gulf of Mexico for Splashdown,” Marie Lewis, Commercial Crew Program, NASA (August 1, 2020))

I’m embedding the NASA Live YouTube channel after listing links to stuff I’ve been looking at lately. This sort of thing fascinates me. Your experience may vary. 😉

I had, and have, more to say about the ISS, commercial spaceflight, being human and all that.

But, happily, my number-one daughter called this afternoon. We had a good talk, I’m looking forward to our next chats about Sabaton, winged hussars, psychology-sociology-psychiatry stuff and a mess of other allegedly-related topics.

Speaking of which, here’s the usual related (more or less) posts link list:

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I'm a sixty-something married guy with six kids, four surviving, in a small central Minnesota town. I mostly write and make digital art. I'm only interested in three things: that which exists within the universe; that which exists beyond; and that which might exist.
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