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NASA and SpaceX learned a lot from the first launch of Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on May 30. Some changes include redesigning a portion of the heat shield, which had more erosion than desired, and improving how measurements are taken to deploy the parachutes prior to splashdown.

Splashdown on Sabarmati It will connect Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two most successful projects which he envisioned while serving as Gujarat CM. The Sabarmati riverfront and the Statue of Unity (SoU).

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That was such a smart possession from Jimmy Butler. Duncan Robinson got the deflection, Jimmy doesn't go wildin' 1-on-3, waits for Duncan, tees him up for a 3, gets the ORB, finds him again, Duncan gets the needed splashdown.

August ‘20 saw effects and actions from hurricanes: heavy rain/dangerous surf from Marco & Laura, SpaceXsplashdown in Gulf to avoid Isaias off FL east coast, and pyrocumulus from a prescribed burn on plant debris left by Michael ‘18. Reminder: September is peak hurricane season.

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Just over a week ago, @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  wrapped up their historic mission to the @Space_Station  with a successful splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. US 🪂 Here are a few welcome home messages from @NASA 's social media followers ➡️

Last Sunday, @AstroBehnken  & @Astro_Doug  returned home to planet Earth aboard the @SpaceX  Dragon Endeavour. Did you watch the splashdown? Take a look at welcome home messages to our #LaunchAmerica  crew as they completed their 62-day mission in space:

SpaceX's toasted Crew Dragon returns home after historic NASA astronaut splashdown

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SpaceX and NASA make historic splashdown, Tropical Storm Isaias marches up East Coast, explosion in Beirut causes death and destruction, and more from @WSJphotos 

Demo 2: The SpaceX recovery ship Go Navigator pulled into Port Canaveral today, bringing the Crew Dragon Demo 2 spacecraft back to its launch site after splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday; SpaceX plans to launch the spacecraft again next year (photo: Houston Harwood)

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The astronauts on SpaceX’s first crew flight said Tuesday that their Dragon capsule “came alive” and sounded like a beast as it descended through the atmosphere to a smooth splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed! Welcome back to Earth, @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug !

Tracking footage of Crew Dragon’s descent, parachute deployments and splashdown

"Thanks for flying @SpaceX ." 📍 Current Location: Planet Earth A 2:48pm ET, @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  splashed down, marking the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. #LaunchAmerica 

51 years ago today: Apollo 11 splashdown, a safe return from the Moon. 45 years ago today: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project splashdown, the last Apollo flight. August 2, 2020: Crew Dragon Endeavour splashdown, the first crewed water landing in 45 years. History in the making.

Astronauts complete first splashdown in 45 years. Very exciting!

And the first splashdown for @NASA_Astronauts  since 1975! @AstroBehnken  and @Astro_Doug  parachuted to a landing in the sunny Gulf of Mexico today at 2:48pm ET inside their @SpaceX  #CrewDragon .

LIVE: They're coming home. #LaunchAmerica  crew @AstroBehnken  & @Astro_Doug  depart the @Space_Station  aboard the @SpaceX  Crew Dragon Endeavour, ahead of splashdown on Sunday, Aug. 2. Watch:

Splashdown of Crew Dragon in the Atlantic Ocean!

Successful splashdown of the #CrewDragon  right on time at 8:45 a.m. ET.