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SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
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PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Our area of the Gulf Coast will be forever tied to space exploration, NASA and the Space-X programming as the first astronaut splashdown in decades will take place off the Pensacola coast Sunday. 


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Behnken and Hurley are ready to return home in Endeavour for a splashdown off the coast of Florida, closing out a mission designed to test SpaceX’s human spaceflight system, including launch, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations.

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NASA and SpaceX are capable of supporting seven splashdown sites off the coast of Florida for the return of Crew Dragon on its Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from the International Space Station as part the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The seven potential splashdown sites for Crew Dragon are off the coasts of Pensacola, Tampa, Tallahassee, Panama City, Cape Canaveral, Daytona, and Jacksonville.
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Not gonna lie, since I was bored as frick; the launch they did was pretty awesome. Will tune in for the splashdown.


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TigerstuckinMS
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SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola

This seems like the sort of thing they should have pinned down more finely than "might" less than 24 hours out.
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I'm pretty surprised SpaceX would take such a vanilla approach to landing astronauts


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This seems like the sort of thing they should have pinned down more finely than "might" less than 24 hours out.



Maybe it is a marketing thing to get several places excited about it or how close is the hurricane?


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Maybe it is a marketing thing to get several places excited about it or how close is the hurricane?

Oh, that's almost certainly the reason they're going to come down that far West instead of just off the East coast of Florida closer to all of SpaceX's infrastructure. They can target a given patch of the ocean pretty accurately; they land rockets on barges like it ain't nothing. The Dragon has a fair bit of cross-range capability on return. It's a lot more advanced than the Apollo days and even then they were able to land within a couple of miles of where they wanted to. It makes the use of the word "might" funny to me. They're not gonna try for Pensacola and end up in Mobile.

"Welp, we're just gonna light up this bottle rocket and find out where they land!" -- Florida Man
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makes the use of the word "might" funny


Yea it does


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Very much looking forward to this tomorrow. I feel bad for Bob and Doug returning to Earth though.


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NASA confirms that the SpaceX Crew Dragon will splashdown near Pensacola: WKRG
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Prnsacola


Pernsacola?


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Prnsacola
Should havr brrn part of thr Statr of Wrst Florida.

Baton Rougr has morr in common with that city than it dors with Shrrrvport.


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Might as well just land at the Florabama.


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Very much looking forward to this tomorrow. I feel bad for Bob and Doug returning to Earth though.

they left during the peak of the George Floyd rioting... so they got out at a good time


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I can't explain it but I've got a bad feeling about this mission's return to Earth.


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SpaceX YouTube page - live coverage of Bob & Doug undocking from ISS

Bob & Doug should undock within the next 5-10 minutes


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Might as well just land at the Florabama.


Does FloraBama still do the free drinks think if you parachute in? That could make it worth their while.


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1 of the astronauts is looking to play Angry Birds on his computer as they wait for undocking


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Dragon has departed the ISS


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Bob and Doug didn't secure anything, craps just floating all over the place.


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When should they land?


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