Expedition 58 Crew Congratulates NASA and SpaceX after Crew Dragon Departure

Crew Dragon spacecraft on it's way back to Earth
Crew Dragon spacecraft on it’s way back to Earth after undocking from the International Space Station at 2:32 am EST on March 8, 2019

On behalf of the Expedition 58 crew, NASA Astronaut Anne McClain takes time to congratulate the NASA and SpaceX teams immediately following the Crew Dragon spacecraft’s undocking from the International Space Station at 2:32 a.m. EST Friday, March 8.

9 thoughts on “Expedition 58 Crew Congratulates NASA and SpaceX after Crew Dragon Departure”

  1. Congratulations to the SpaceX and NASA teams on the success of the Crew Dragon 1 mission! Congratulations as well to the Expedition 58 crew and to Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques on being the first to board the Dragon. We are proud of you!

  2. Has anyone actually commented on the aggressive wobbling of the Dragon capsule upon re-entry after the intial Drogue
    Parachutes were deployed! Understand that you have people inside and the Dragon is wobbling like some Rollercoaster
    Ride!Can a person truly keep level of concentration while having the brain is tossed inside the astronauts head without passing out or worse?The forces acting upon the Brain and the Fluid surrounding the Brain must be extreme!I had watched the Apollo reentries and splash downs and did not see any wild oscillating gyrations like that of the Dragon drogue parachute deployment!How do you train for scrabbled Egg-Brain syndrome!It does not appear to be the “Smooth Ride” that the Apollo-nauts got!Just saying!

    1. NASA and SpaceX still have work to do to review the systems and flight data to validate the spacecraft’s performance and prepare it to fly astronauts. Already planned upgrades, additional qualification testing, and an in-flight abort test will occur before NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will climb aboard for Demo-2, the crewed flight test to the International Space Station that is necessary to certify Crew Dragon for routine operational missions.

  3. Well done NASA & SpaceX !! The commercial crew era is off to a great start. Mark, don’t forget to update the Visiting Vehicles page 😉

  4. I would like to congratulate the astronomers, aeronautic engineers , astrophysicists and all other scientists of NASA without whom the mission would not have been possible at all.

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