NASA Officials Surprised By Boaters That Entered SpaceX Capsule Drop Zone in Gulf of Mexico
By FOX News // August 4, 2020
Included several boats with multiple passengers, including one flying a Trump flag
(FOX NEWS) – Recreational boaters got up close and personal to the SpaceX capsule carrying two US astronauts after it landed in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday — catching NASA officials off guard.
“That was not what we were anticipating,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said at a press conference addressing the private boaters who greeted the craft with spacemen Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard.
Several boats with multiple passengers, including one flying a Trump campaign flag, could be seen on a Livestream that captured the historic voyage surrounding the floating capsule after it safely touched down.
Bridenstine noted that the U.S. Coast Guard cleared a landing for the craft and it wasn’t until after splashing down that the spectators crept close.
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