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American ship Crew Dragon splashed down successfully in the Gulf of Mexico

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American ship Crew Dragon splashed down successfully in the Gulf of Mexico

The American spacecraft Crew Dragon, which undocked from the ISS, successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. Reported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


The spacecraft returned to the ground from the ISS a crew of three American astronauts and one Japanese. The flooding of the ship off the coast of Florida south of Panama City occurred at 2.57 East Coast time (9.57 Moscow time). As noted, the last time an American descent vehicle with astronauts on board splashed down at night back in 1968, when the Apollo 8 crew returned.

The spacecraft undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) took place on May 1 at 20:35 US time, when it was already May 2 in Russia (03:35 Moscow time). After undocking, 6,5 hours passed until splashdown, the ship's crew spent another two hours in the ship, battening down the hatch and waiting for undocking.

There are currently two Russian cosmonauts on the ISS, three American astronauts, and a Japanese and a European (French) astronauts.

Recall that the first manned flight of the American spacecraft Crew Dragon to the ISS took place in May last year after a long hiatus of 9 years. Since 2011, all American astronauts have been delivered to the ISS only on Russian Soyuz.
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  1. Looking Petrovich
    Looking Petrovich 2 May 2021 11: 32
    +25
    The American ship Crew Dragon successfully splashed down in Strait of Mexico

    New geographical discovery at VO.
    1. Clear
      Clear 2 May 2021 11: 56
      0
      Undocking of the American spacecraft from the ISS took place on May 1 ...

      Hooray! Long live ... May 1!
      1. New Year day
        New Year day 2 May 2021 12: 26
        +3
        Quote: Clear
        Hooray! Long live ... May 1!

        Hooray!
        1. Clear
          Clear 2 May 2021 12: 48
          +9
          Quote: Silvestr
          Quote: Clear
          Hooray! Long live ... May 1!

          Hooray!

          I guessed before that you are not a free person winked Limit drinking only on holidays lol
          The free person drinks when he wants!
          1. dauria
            dauria 2 May 2021 13: 18
            +5
            The free person drinks when he wants!


            "You can't live with a liver and be free of a liver!"
          2. DymOk_v_dYmke
            DymOk_v_dYmke 2 May 2021 16: 31
            +2
            Quote: Clear
            The free person drinks when he wants!

            And on holidays he proves to himself that he not only wants, but can. tongue fellow
      2. military_cat
        military_cat 2 May 2021 12: 48
        +7
        Quote: Clear
        Undocking of the American spacecraft from the ISS took place on May 1 ...
        Hooray! Long live ... May 1!

        There is now a second Cru Dragon docked. In the photo he is approaching, the view from the first (at that time still docked) Cru Dragon:
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        2. pytar
          pytar 2 May 2021 14: 47
          +8
          These beautiful Dragons!


          And the Mask BRAVO!
    2. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 2 May 2021 20: 40
      +3
      Between Mexico and Canada. He is the Stalin Strait laughing
    3. smart ass
      smart ass 3 May 2021 12: 47
      -2
      It is a pity that not on the head of the cattail fell
  2. Greenwood
    Greenwood 2 May 2021 11: 35
    +9
    Well done !!! Flights of Dragons to the ISS are gradually becoming commonplace. Spaces need to focus on the Starship, this will be a truly scientific and technological breakthrough.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 2 May 2021 12: 02
      +10
      routine


      As well as refunds of 9s - these are all Musk's boosters for now. And with this, he holds the 1st place in the world in terms of conclusions (the whole world is smaller without China).


      On Thursday, he brought out and planted casually:


      Flight again on Tuesday. The second largest private owner, Beck, is going to launch 2 missiles and return one in May.



      The rest are still lagging behind, even the Chinese ExPace was blown away, it can be seen that the coronavirus was mowing, two broads in the 20th, and if the fat man is forgivable (the first start), then the fulfilled 1A is unexpected. In fact, this is the third private trader in the world not a corporation in terms of the number of launches - 11 successful and 12 in total (if you don't take the fat man).
      1. New Year day
        New Year day 2 May 2021 12: 23
        -2
        Quote: donavi49
        Flight again on Tuesday.

        Just like that, everyday! Like a tram on schedule! This means stability has been achieved laughing
        1. smart ass
          smart ass 3 May 2021 12: 48
          -2
          Eeeee, but what about Rogozinsky trampolines ??? !!))))
      2. XXXIII
        XXXIII 2 May 2021 12: 35
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        And with this, he holds the 1st place in the world in terms of conclusions (the whole world is smaller without China).

        The main thing is that they do not get tired, like last time, and so no fluff to the Dragon, Union, ISS. There all the same people fly, you can fall over the iron. hi
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      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 2 May 2021 12: 48
        +2
        Now there is a new idea:
        solar power plants in orbit.
        If prototypes work and the problem is transmission
        accumulated electricity to the Earth, then a grandiose
        a field of activity for all "space cabbies".
        Deliver solar panels into orbit.
        1. slipped
          slipped 2 May 2021 14: 00
          +11
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Now there is a new idea:
          solar power plants in orbit.


          Well, our "Zeus" is just a power plant, only atomic, and will be in orbit. A very interesting solution for a 200 kw prototype for cooling came up with spherical radiators.





          with a large scattering area, the dimensions become minimal.

          Quote: voyaka uh
          If the prototypes are operational, and the problem is the transfer of accumulated electricity to Earth, then a tremendous field of activity will appear for all "space cabbies". Deliver solar panels into orbit.


          The operation of large SEBs on the ISS revealed their significant drawback - their regular penetration by micrometeoroids and rapid degradation in nutrition.
          1. military_cat
            military_cat 2 May 2021 14: 56
            +1
            Quote: slipped
            spherical radiators.

            with a large scattering area, the dimensions become minimal.

            Isn't a ball the shape that takes up the most volume with the smallest surface area? And then I was taught that all sorts of gasholders are made spherical precisely for this reason, in order to save wall material.
            1. slipped
              slipped 2 May 2021 15: 44
              +3
              Quote: military_cat
              Isn't a ball the shape that takes up the most volume with the smallest surface area?


              It is not one ball, but a group of balls. laughing But I'm talking about the dimensions of the transport and energy module itself, entirely. It now fits very well under a 5-meter (in diameter) head fairing, without additional mechanization for turning large panels. You can see it in the picture above. The dissipation area is sufficient for such a reactor power. In fact, it is a tug to take payload from LEO to GSO.
      4. pytar
        pytar 2 May 2021 15: 10
        -3
        The second largest private owner, Beck, is going to launch 2 missiles and return one in May.

        An interesting concept from Rocket Lab! Beck churns out engines and other parts on a 3D printer, a fuel pump on a commuter train with batteries! Droselirovat is easier and in a larger range, and when he learns reusability, he will generally receive a cost price per kg lower than that of the Mask! This is what life-giving competition does! good
        Bezos disappointed, how much time has passed for him, but no progress! request
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 2 May 2021 23: 44
          -1
          "Bezos disappointed, he has what time" ///
          ---
          Bezos has a favorite child - Amazon. Under it and space - to monitor the movement of goods from space. For Amazon and "Cloud" Bezos specialists came up with. And they all took it.
          1. pytar
            pytar 3 May 2021 09: 29
            -1
            I see ... That said, Blue Origin looked impressive. Probably, this project will no longer be developed.
    2. XXXIII
      XXXIII 2 May 2021 12: 30
      +4
      Quote: Greenwood
      Well done !!! Flights of Dragons to the ISS are gradually becoming commonplace.

      Well, yes, I'm already tired of this news, seriously. yes
  3. sabakina
    sabakina 2 May 2021 11: 38
    .
    Well, well, what, but they know how to splash down cool! Even from the moon, even from Alpha Ram ...
    1. Genry
      Genry 2 May 2021 12: 00
      +2
      Quote: sabakina
      and they know how to splash

      They are trying to wash off the heptyl from the capsule. This is not possible on the ground.

      Have they already left / crawled out from there?
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 2 May 2021 12: 48
        -2
        Is it difficult to go out in spacesuits or wash the ship for the arrived services? winked
        1. Genry
          Genry 2 May 2021 13: 06
          +5
          Quote: BlackMokona
          Is it difficult to go out in spacesuits or wash the ship for the arrived services?

          With the support system drawer - as with a stone to the bottom. And whether they have this system in a portable form - has not been shown anywhere. request Then the spacesuits, too, cannot be removed without washing.

          And the services that arrived, oh, how they want to live, because heptyl vapors are also dangerous, which already evaporate from the water.
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 2 May 2021 13: 21
            -3
            1) It was shown, with it the astronauts go to the spacecraft before launch.
            2) Services arrive in protective equipment. Watch the return of Starliner and Mini Shatlik. Services can always easily and naturally protect themselves
            1. Genry
              Genry 2 May 2021 13: 40
              +1
              I understand that with life support, you are a photo not found.
              I also:


              And you can't provide the entire search and rescue ship with protective gear. And some water around with a heptylchik. good
              1. Blackmokona
                Blackmokona 2 May 2021 13: 50
                +1
                I saw the pictures with the box in the pictures right before boarding the ship. From the leg there was a bundle of cables in a box which was carried by one of the attendants. But the Internet is simply littered with various pretentious advertising photos, and it is extremely difficult to find useful ones.
              2. Object.F7
                Object.F7 2 May 2021 15: 54
                +5
                What are you talking about, even cosmic radiation does not take astronauts, and here is some harmless heptyl
            2. spech
              spech 3 May 2021 10: 52
              0
              By the way, today is May 3, when will the fireworks be expected?
          2. slipped
            slipped 2 May 2021 13: 49
            +7
            Quote: BlackMokona
            Is it difficult to go out in spacesuits or wash the ship for the arrived services?


            So they wash, even inside the spacesuits laughing , the astronaut (ka) vomited inside the helmet and the camera was immediately switched to the presenters, Schaub did not spoil the appetite of the onlookers:

  4. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 May 2021 11: 42
    +1
    Expansion and competition in space continues.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 2 May 2021 11: 52
    +4
    The Chinese are also building their own station in space - soon there will be no overcrowding in orbit! good
    1. Clear
      Clear 2 May 2021 12: 01
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      The Chinese are also building their own station in space - soon there will be no overcrowding in orbit! good

      Let them fly. If only there was no war.
    2. slipped
      slipped 2 May 2021 14: 14
      +4
      Quote: Thrifty
      The Chinese are also building their own station in space - soon there will be no overcrowding in orbit! good


      They have a station at a different inclination - 41.5 ° and below the ISS.
  6. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 2 May 2021 12: 09
    -1
    Quote: Thrifty
    The Chinese are also building their own station in space - soon there will be no overcrowding in orbit! good

    In orbit, there is no more crowding ... from trash. It is necessary to urgently develop means of cleaning the near-earth orbit from space debris. And everyone buried their heads in the sand, like my hut is on the edge, and are waiting for others to solve this problem for them. But this will not dissipate by itself, everyone should get together and start actively solving this issue, at least those who launch something into orbit ... but knowing human nature ... until the thunder breaks out ... sad
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 2 May 2021 12: 49
      -1
      So far, they are limited to increasing requirements for new launches. Reduce debris removed and test various technologies for debris removal from orbit
      1. spech
        spech 3 May 2021 10: 55
        +3
        Reduce debris removed and test various technologies for debris removal from orbit

        Starlink is not trash?
        1. zlinn
          zlinn 3 May 2021 11: 38
          +1
          no, after working out the satellites themselves go out of orbit, and if control over the satellite is lost, then it will fall after 5 years
        2. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 3 May 2021 11: 53
          0
          Since when have working communications satellites become garbage?
          Well, their orbit is such that without working ion engines they themselves will go out of orbit very quickly.
          1. spech
            spech 3 May 2021 11: 55
            0
            without working ion engines will go out of orbit by themselves

            It is possible in more detail, and where the energy is taken from.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 09
              -1
              Starlink has ion engines on krypton with which they can move between orbits and hold their position.
              The power comes from a large solar panel.
              This is how it looks in expanded form. This provides an enormous amount of energy given the size and mass of the satellite.
              1. spech
                spech 3 May 2021 12: 11
                -2
                Do you really believe in this nonsense?
                1. Blackmokona
                  Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 13
                  0
                  Why believe when 1500 such satellites are already in orbit? You can take a telescope and see if they fly low.
                  1. spech
                    spech 3 May 2021 12: 17
                    -1
                    stand ion engines on krypton

                    I will ask the question again.
                    1. Blackmokona
                      Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 19
                      -2
                      And ion engines have been used by all and sundry for decades. Russia is one of the leaders in ERD, and supplies them, for example, for the Oniveb satellites.
                      And so they are not done only by the lazy now
                      1. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 23
                        0
                        stand ion engines on krypton
                        Where do they get the energy for the engines, for orientation, for communication?
                        PS communication is not only data transmission, but also their processing.
                      2. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 24
                        -2
                        With a huge solar panel.
                      3. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 28
                        0
                        With a huge solar panel.

                        The ISS laughs loudly.
                        PS You can see "From a huge solar panel." with a mass of 260 kilos.
                      4. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 34
                        0
                        So the power-to-weight ratio of the ISS is much lower than that of Starlink satellites.
                        Those on their 260 kg give 6 kilowatts of power.
                        And the guys on the ISS give only 417 kilowatts for their 218 kg.
                        Thus, Starlink has 43,3 kg per kilowatt.
                        And the ISS has 2607 kg per kilowatt.
                        Thus, the power-to-weight ratio of the Starlink satellites is 1 times greater by 60 kg of mass.
                        Therefore, Starlink can hold a position and fly on ionics, but the ISS cannot
                      5. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 41
                        -1
                        That is, he removes 30 kW from 6m * m?
                        efficiency more than 50%?
                      6. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 42
                        -2
                        In orbit, 1,25 kW per meter, so for 6 kW at 30 squares, 18% efficiency is sufficient.
                      7. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 45
                        -1
                        In orbit, 1,25 kW per meter, so for 6 kW at 30 squares, 18% efficiency is sufficient.

                        if you do not take into account the shadow from a large object called "EARTH", or does it run on a diesel engine?
                      8. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 47
                        -3
                        Of course, satellites are always in the shadow of the earth. Nobody knew that solar panels in orbit are useless and there is a continuous night. wassat
                      9. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 50
                        -1
                        I brought 200 bucks, I moved to the Tesla, I went for a ride, I landed on the moon ........
                        Wash your hands, dreamer.
                      10. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 50
                        -2
                        Draining is counted, as it is very fast wassat
                      11. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 51
                        0
                        I sat on the tesla, the hyperup rode, landed on the moon ........

                        Yes it is a drain .....
                      12. spech
                        spech 3 May 2021 12: 57
                        +1
                        Did you buy tickets to Mars? if not, I can sell.
                        insisted on the action "MMM" printed. Wholesale discount.
  • Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 21
    -3
    A bit of history disclosure
    As the main (sustainer) engine, the ion engine was first used on the Deep Space 1 spacecraft (the first launch of the engine was on November 10, 1998). The next spacecraft were the European lunar probe Smart-1, launched on September 28, 2003 [15], and the Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft, launched to the asteroid Itokawa in May 2003 [1].

    The next NASA spacecraft to have ion propulsion engines was (after a series of freezes and resumption of work) the Dawn AMC, which launched on September 27, 2007. Dawn is designed to explore Vesta and Ceres and carries three NSTAR engines successfully tested on Deep Space 1 [1].

    The European Space Agency installed an ion engine aboard the GOCE satellite, which was launched on March 17, 2009 into ultra-low-earth orbit at an altitude of about 260 km. The ion engine creates in a constant mode an impulse that compensates for atmospheric friction and other non-gravitational effects on the satellite [1].
  • And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 2 May 2021 15: 45
    0
    Quote: BlackMokona
    So far, they are limited to increasing requirements for new launches. Reduce debris removed and test various technologies for debris removal from orbit

    Yes, I follow the publications. But in my opinion, now it is just an imitation of activities funded on a leftover basis. Everyone forgot that the miser pays twice. If you do not invest forces and funds in this today, then tomorrow you will have to "overcome and surpass" mobilization methods. And all this will be paid at a triple rate.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 3 May 2021 12: 10
      -2
      So tomorrow it is assumed that there will be Mask Starship which is very cheap and can massively clean the orbit. Just flying up and with a manipulator hand stuffing garbage into your cargo compartment.
  • JonnyT
    JonnyT 2 May 2021 17: 29
    +1
    Why didn't they take them to the rally right away? They should be standing smiling and waving their hand just like the Apolonians.

    As such, there is no zho on the ship
    1. zlinn
      zlinn 3 May 2021 11: 42
      +1
      lucky of course, photos and videos in the net,

      what, excuse me on the corbla? what ship?
  • Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 3 May 2021 10: 27
    +2
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Now there is a new idea:
    solar power plants in orbit.

    This "new" idea has been around for over 50 years.
    But still, it is newer than the repeated use of missiles - an idea from the Second World War.
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 3 May 2021 11: 07
    -3

    Nothing even exploded?
  • And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 3 May 2021 12: 18
    +1
    Quote: BlackMokona
    So tomorrow it is assumed that there will be Mask Starship which is very cheap and can massively clean the orbit. Just flying up and with a manipulator hand stuffing garbage into your cargo compartment.

    Out of the kindness of your heart? Who will pay for the banquet?
    1. spech
      spech 3 May 2021 12: 30
      -1
      "Free" for $ 200 a month.