NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Crew Extraction from Dragon in Trident Basin at Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // August 16, 2019
astronauts will fly to space station aboard the Crew Dragon for the SpaceX Demo-2 mission
(NASA) TRIDENT BASIN • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken worked with teams from NASA and SpaceX to rehearse crew extraction from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, which will be used to carry humans to the International Space Station.
Using the ship “Go Searcher” to recover their spacecraft after splashdown and a mock-up of the Crew Dragon, the teams worked through the steps necessary to get Hurley and Behnken safely out of the Dragon.
The pair will fly to the space station aboard the Crew Dragon for the SpaceX Demo-2 mission.
The event marked the first time a NASA and SpaceX team worked together on the ship to complete a practice run of how the teams will recover and extract the astronauts when they return from the space station.
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