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NASA Commercial Crew Sep 18
As part of our program, has been testing the parachute system, which consists of two drogue parachutes and four main ring-sail parachutes—the same type of parachutes that have been commonly used for human spaceflight in the past:
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SpaceX Sep 12
Replying to @SpaceX
Fired together at full throttle, Crew Dragon's eight SuperDracos can move the spacecraft 0.5 miles—the length of over 7 American football fields lined up end to end—in 7.5 seconds, reaching a peak velocity of 436 mph
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SpaceX Sep 12
Ahead of our in-flight abort test for —which will demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to safely carry astronauts away from the rocket in the unlikely event of an emergency—our team has completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft's SuperDraco engines
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SpaceX Aug 29
Team in McGregor, Texas completed a static fire test today of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch Crew Dragon with astronauts and to the
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SpaceX Aug 28
Starhopper flight test drone footage
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SpaceX Aug 28
First Dragon to complete three missions to and from the
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Elon Musk Aug 27
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Congrats SpaceX team!!
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SpaceX Aug 27
Starhopper cam now live
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Elon Musk Aug 27
Dragon Crew Arm. Astronauts will walk this gantry to enter Dragon & depart for the .
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SpaceX Aug 27
Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed, completing this spacecraft’s third mission to and from the !
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SpaceX Aug 27
Dragon's main parachutes have been deployed
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SpaceX Aug 27
Dragon's drogue chutes deployed nominally
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SpaceX Aug 27
Dragon's de-orbit burn is complete and its trunk has been jettisoned; Pacific Ocean splashdown in ~30 minutes
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SpaceX Aug 27
Dragon will re-enter Earth's atmosphere in ~5 hours; Pacific Ocean splashdown around 1:20 p.m. PDT
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SpaceX Aug 27
The three departure burns to move Dragon away from the are complete
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SpaceX Aug 27
Dragon has been released from the ! Three departure burns are now underway →
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NASA Aug 27
LIVE NOW: Tune in as robotic flight controllers at mission control in Houston release the ! After spending one month at the , 's Dragon cargo craft departs with ~3,300 pounds of science bound for Earth at 10:59am ET. Watch:
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Intl. Space Station Aug 27
To accommodate better lighting conditions today, the cargo craft is now scheduled to leave the station at 10:59am ET today. |
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SpaceX Aug 26
Live views of Starhopper test
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SpaceX Aug 26
Dragon will depart the tomorrow with approximately 3,300 pounds of cargo at about 7:40 a.m. PDT
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