WATCH: Boat With Trump Flag Drives Past SpaceX Capsule on Live TV After Splash Down
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On Sunday, the Crew Dragon SpaceX capsule splashed down off the Florida coast, bringing home American astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from their two month mission.
The event was watched by many on live TV considering this was the first American splash down in over 40 years.
Shortly after the splash down took place, a boat with a Trump flag floated near the Crew Dragon capsule for everyone to see.
“As SpaceX is working to recover Bob and Doug from the capsule, a private boat drives by waving a Trump flag. One of the NASA TV announcers suggests that maybe in the future they shouldn’t publicize their landing zones.” a reporter tweeted.
The splash down on Sunday was a historic moment to say the least. Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Dragon Capsule, the first NASA-manned privately built capsule to launch into space, splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon, bringing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley back home after about 2 months at the International Space Station (ISS).
The capsule landed in the ocean just before 3pm EST, and was met with applause from the mission control team, which had been live-streaming the command center and final minutes of the capsule’s descent back to Earth.
Although the audio from the Dragon Capsule was choppy, Doug Hurley could be heard saying “all good” shortly after splashdown. Fast boats quickly commenced the final portion of the mission, which involved hoisting the capsule onto a recovery ship, from which the astronauts will emerge.
The hatch to the capsule was opened aboard the recover ship at 3:59 EST, and astronaut Behnken was the first to be brought out of the space craft, which the duo was allowed to nickname “Endeavour.”
During a press conference from space on Friday, Hurley explained that the two of them had been preparing for the splash landing, a physically demanding way to return to Earth that has not happened with a NASA-manned capsule since 1975.
“The water-landing portion of it is pretty challenging from a physiological standpoint just after coming back from being in microgravity,” said Hurly.
“We’ve exercised very hard while we’ve been up here, and we’re just trying to put ourselves in the best posture to deal with those affects,” he said.
Despite the unprecedented nature of landing a manned private spacecraft, Behnken told reporters on Friday that he wasn’t too worried about the mission ahead.
“We’re focused on the things that we’ll need to do to be as safe as possible,” said Benkhen.
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