• SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship is poised to make history after undocking from the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts aboard

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX has entered the final stage of its historic first flight of people : NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way home.
    Behnken and Hurley boarded the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship on Saturday, undocked from the International Space Station, and flew away.
    The crew is now targeting a landing of their ship, which they named "Endeavour," in the Gulf of Mexico on around 2:41 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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    Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way home.
    The two NASA astronauts departed the International Space Station on...
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  • Astronauts successfully depart the ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon, starting their trip home

    Astronauts successfully depart the ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon, starting their trip home

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully undocked from the International Space Station, which is the first crucial stage of their return to Earth. Next, they'll travel on a coast phase that will take them on a descent course back through the atmosphere from space, shedding speed as they prepare to deploy the parachutes of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and drop into the Atlantic Ocean for recovery.
    The undocking, coast and splashdown phase are all meant to be performed entirely via automation, with the control systems SpaceX designed for Crew Dragon managing the...
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