SpaceX Recovery Vessel Approaches Crew Dragon

Fastboats surround the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule following its 2:48 p.m. EDT splashdown off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.
A recovery fastboat is seen alongside the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule following its 2:48 p.m. EDT splashdown off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. Image credit: NASA TV

The SpaceX recovery vessel, “GO Navigator,” is expected to reach the Crew Dragon spacecraft in about 20 minutes. The rigging needed to pull the vehicle out of the water is being affixed. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 crew members, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, report that they can see the fastboat personnel working outside their spacecraft.

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