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[Live] Crew Dragon successfully splashed down after undock from the ISS

After undocking from the International SpaceSpaceX model Crew Dragon, headed for Earth and is currently parachuting. The vessel Go Searcher is located in the Atlantic Ocean and is ready to take on board the module after landing. The crew aboard the ship uses a crane to drag the capsule onto the ship. Everything that happens SpaceX broadcasts live. It looks cool!

Crew Dragon successfully arrived on Earth

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Dragon’s main parachutes have deployed → https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z pic.twitter.com/aNoRG9nbXi

- SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 8, 2019

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Dragon’s drogue chutes deployed nominally. pic.twitter.com/4p8iq0zPR0

- SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 8, 2019

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Four departure burns away to move away from the @space_station are now underway pic.twitter.com/8th0L83JaR

- SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 8, 2019

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Successful splashdown of the #CrewDragon right on time at 8:45 a.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/0qHhHzD4Js

- NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 8, 2019

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Rapid descent through the atmosphere of our planetwas the most difficult part of the mission of Demo-1, in which the Crew Dragon capsule carried out a test flight to the International Space Station, according to the founder of SpaceX Ilona Mask.

“I see the greatest reason for worrying in a supersonic descent,” he said on March 2, a few hours after Crew Dragon went on a Falcon 9 rocket into space.

Crew Dragon module, eight meters long andwith a capacity of seven astronauts, was able to take only 200 kilograms of cargo with him on this flight. Living passengers - except for the Ripley dummy - were not on board. His plan was to reach and dock with the space station a day after launch, spend five days there, and then plunge into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida - which, in fact, happened.

The crew module, like its rocket, reusable -This is an important part of the SpaceX business model, designed for savings due to reusable use. Multi-million dollar investments will be reused rather than “thrown away” after a single use.

If this first Crew Dragon flight is consideredsuccessful, the next Dragon mission will take place in July with the participation of NASA astronauts Robert Benken and Douglas Hurley. It also follows from this that the Russian Soyuz modules will no longer be needed.

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