WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE
SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour capsule descends into the Gulf of Mexico at the end of its demonstration mission to the International Space Station. (NASA Photo / Bill Ingalls) The first mission to send NASA astronauts into orbit on a commercially owned spaceship came back down to Earth today with the […]
WHO: Space X, NASA and astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley
WHAT: Space X’s Dragon capsule safely delivered NASA astronauts to the space station and returned them safely back home.
WHERE: The dragon Capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida.
WHY IT’S DISRUPTIVE: The US hasn’t been able to send astronauts to the space station since the retirement of the space shuttles. Space X and others are working to fill that gap. NASA is now relying on commercial space endeavors to fill the gap. Expect this to be the norm.