The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down offshore in the Atlantic Ocean at 10:39 a.m. EST after a launch on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Teams of personnel from SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force 45th Operations Groups Detachment-3 out of Patrick Air Force Base will recover the spacecraft for return to SpaceX facilities in Florida, and a dedicated team will begin the recovery effort of the Falcon 9, which broke apart as planned.
Next up on NASA television and the agency’s website:
- 11:30 a.m. (no earlier than) – Post-test news conference at Kennedy, with the following representatives:
- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
- Elon Musk, chief engineering, SpaceX
- Kathy Lueders, manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
- Victor Glover, astronaut, NASA Commercial Crew Program
- Mike Hopkins, astronaut, NASA Commercial Crew Program
Today’s in-flight abort blogging will conclude with a wrap-up post featuring comments from the post-test news conference.
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