Return from the ISS: SpaceX capsule has safely landed in the Gulf of Mexico

"welcome, and thank you for you had reached welcomed with SpaceX flown in silk", the flight Director of the company, the two astronauts Robert Behnken and Dou

Return from the ISS: SpaceX capsule has safely landed in the Gulf of Mexico

"welcome, and thank you for you had reached welcomed with SpaceX flown in silk", the flight Director of the company, the two astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, as on Board the Dragon capsule back to earth. "It was an honor and a privilege," replied Hurley. Two astronauts went apparently well. After some delay, the astronauts climbed out, smiling and with thumbs up and out of the capsule.

The on 30. May All launched astronauts, a violent landing had to survive: From an orbital speed of 28,000 kilometres per hour, it has slowed down first when entering the earth's atmosphere at 560 km/h and the four Parachutes before impact on the water is still around 25 km/h. Greatest heat the outside when landing: 1900 degree Celsius.

Two months after the first manned launch of the of the private company SpaceX developed space ship "Crew Dragon" to the ISS, the two American astronauts landed, as planned, to 20.48 at in the Gulf of Mexico. Because the landing on the water was because of a cyclone is necessary, said the Nasa of a "Splashdown". It is the first water landing in 45 years and the first in the Gulf of Mexico.

A half-hour after the impact on the water, the capsule was hoisted on the SpaceX recovery ship. However, the Occurrence of toxic gases is delayed the exit of the astronauts. At the landing site, a salvage waiting ship with 40 crew members on the astronauts, including Doctors and medical staff. The crew had been given the Corona-pandemic for the last two weeks in quarantine.

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Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 09:19

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