August 5, 2020

‘Like an animal’: NASA astronauts describe noisy, jolting descent

Houston (AFP) – SpaceX’s crewed capsule isn’t called Dragon for nothing.The two NASA astronauts brought back to Earth on Sunday said they felt they were inside the belly of a beast as it careened into the atmosphere at 17,500 mph.”It came alive,” said mission commander Bob Behnkhen at a virtual press conference held Tuesday in Houston, Texas.The thrusters were firing to keep the capsule, called “Endeavour,” pointed precisely at its target site off the coast of Pensacola, for the first water landing by a US spaceship since 1975.”The atmosphere starts to make noise, you can hear that rumble outs…


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