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Saturday, August 01, 2020

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have undocked their Dragon Endeavour capsule from the space station to begin their return to Earth.

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4 hours away from splashdown

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-02 10:45 AM | Reply

@#1 ... 4 hours away from splashdown ...

Isn't there a bit of weather in the splashdown area?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-02 01:31 PM | Reply

Last I heard they were going for the Gulf.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-02 01:42 PM | Reply

In comms blackout...

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-02 02:38 PM | Reply

And it's down! donald can now claim credit.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-02 02:49 PM | Reply

Dementia Joe sees splashdown, thinks it's 1975.

#6 | Posted by willowby at 2020-08-02 08:19 PM | Reply

"Maybe I'm running for astronaut."

Dementia Joe

#7 | Posted by willowby at 2020-08-02 10:02 PM | Reply

The technology has certainly changed. No longer need an aircraft carrier and a fleet of Sea Kings to make the recovery.

Nice job.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-02 10:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In the most Florida thing possible, a bunch of beer drinking private boaters turned up at the splashdown.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 08:05 AM | Reply

No longer need an aircraft carrier and a fleet of Sea Kings to make the recovery.

#8 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2020-08-02 10:27 PM | FLAG:

They never needed it. It's political. Every congressman fought over the capsules landing in their state, so NASA landed on water instead.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 08:06 AM | Reply

Soyuz lands on dirt.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 08:06 AM | Reply

"The technology has certainly changed."

Sure did. WE went back to using space capsules instead of Space Shuttles. We've moved backwards.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-03 08:50 AM | Reply

"Soyuz lands on dirt."

Space shuttle landed on a runway.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-03 08:51 AM | Reply

"Every congressman fought over the capsules landing in their state, so NASA landed on water instead."

Link please? Otherwise I'll just consider that post to be utter nonsense.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-03 08:52 AM | Reply

That was great. Brought back memories of the Apollo days ... Good times

#15 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-08-03 10:47 AM | Reply

Space shuttle landed on a runway.

#13 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2020-08-03 08:51 AM | FLAG:

It landed on a dry lake bed first. Dirt.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 02:06 PM | Reply

Link please? Otherwise I'll just consider that post to be utter nonsense.

#14 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2020-08-03 08:52 AM | FLAG:

Flight: My Life in Mission Control by Chris Kraft

"he first NASA flight director, Kraft emerged from boyhood in small-town America to become a visionary who played an integral role in what would become the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It's all here, from the legendary Mercury missions that first sent Americans into space through the Gemini and Apollo missions that landed them on the moon. The great heroes of space are here, too-Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Buzz Aldrin-leading the space race that would change the course of U.S. history."

US reasons for water: Politics & 2 ocean navy. Mostly politics.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 02:08 PM | Reply

It's a good read.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 02:09 PM | Reply

As far as the shuttle, it was a Too Big To Fail airforce project who's payload was obsolete before flight and had to find other jobs. An experimental test vehicle politics (Reagan) sold to the public as basically-a-space-taxi. 2 of 5 orbiters were destroyed by known issues.

We have a lot better track record with capsules. The privatization has always been an exciting element and is far ahead of the Obama admin's commissioned studies timetables for a return to flight.

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 02:16 PM | Reply

The Dragon Endeavour capsule looked pretty toasted. Hope the A/C was on high?

#20 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-03 08:21 PM | Reply

Has anyone seen these two astronauts after the recovery?

#21 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-03 08:41 PM | Reply

#20

An expert on air said they're cosmetic scorch marks and shouldn't effect the integrity of the capsule.

Supposedly, the interior was room temperature all the way.

#22 | Posted by willowby at 2020-08-03 08:48 PM | Reply

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