Welcome Home Bob and Doug: SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown Complete

After just over two months at the International Space Station, NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley began their journey back to Earth on Saturday, August 1. After nearly a 24 hour journey, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, near Pensacola, FL.

August 02, 2020
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Photo By: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Photo By: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Photo By: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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SpaceX Demo-2 Pre-Landing

NASA and SpaceX support teams onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship prepare for the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in the Gulf of Mexico off the cost of Pensacola, Florida. The Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program is the first to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and return them to Earth onboard a commercially built and operated spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley are returning after spending 64 days in space.

SpaceX Demo-2 Pre-Landing

NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester, left, and NASA astronaut and Crew Recovery Chief Shane Kimbrough, along with other NASA and SpaceX support teams onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship, prepare for the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft.

SpaceX Demo-2 Pre-Landing

SpaceX support teams are deployed on fast boats from the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship ahead of the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour.

SpaceX Demo-2 Pre-Landing

NASA astronaut and Crew Recovery Chief Shane Kimbrough, left, and NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester watch as SpaceX support teams are deployed on fast boats from the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship ahead of the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft.

SpaceX Demo-2 Pre-Landing

SpaceX support teams are deployed on fast boats from the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship ahead of the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft.

SpaceX Demo-2 Pre-Landing

NASA and SpaceX support teams onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship prepare for the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen as it lands.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen as it lands.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen as it lands with NASA astronauts.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

Support teams arrive at the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is lifted onto the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after it landed.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully On Board the Rescue Ship

Recovery personnel prepare to open the SpaceX Crew Dragon’s side hatch.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken prepare to depart their helicopter at Naval Air Station Pensacola after the duo landed in their SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola to return him and NASA astronaut Robert Behnken home to Houston a few hours after the duo landed in their SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.

SpaceX Demo-2 Landing

NASA astronaut Robert Behnken gives a thumbs up to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola to return him and NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley home to Houston a few hours after the duo landed in their SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020.

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