As part of our program, @spacex has been testing the #CrewDragon parachute system, which consists of two drogue parachutes and four main ring-sail parachutes—the same type of parachutes that have been commonly used for human spaceflight in the past: https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/09/17/commercial-crew-program-testing-fosters-improvements-in-parachute-safety/
Team in McGregor, Texas completed a static fire test today of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch Crew Dragon with @nasa astronauts @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug to the @space_station
Congrats SpaceX team!!
Starhopper cam now live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYb3bfA6_sQ&feature=youtu.be
Dragon Crew Arm. Astronauts will walk this gantry to enter Dragon & depart for the @Space_Station.
Dragon has been released from the @Space_Station! Three departure burns are now underway → https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
LIVE NOW: Tune in as robotic flight controllers at mission control in Houston release the #Dragon! After spending one month at the @Space_Station, @spacex's Dragon cargo craft departs with ~3,300 pounds of science bound for Earth at 10:59am ET. Watch: https://www.nasa.gov/live?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=72702035
To accommodate better lighting conditions today, the @spacex #Dragon cargo craft is now scheduled to leave the station at 10:59am ET today. #AskNASA | https://www.nasa.gov https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1166094368165359616
Live views of Starhopper test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhjyz183poo&feature=youtu.be
Dragon will depart the @Space_Station tomorrow with approximately 3,300 pounds of cargo at about 7:40 a.m. PDT https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1166088425826639872
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