Behnken said it was uncertain how long their mission would last after arriving at the ISS on Sunday.
"It could be relatively short or we could potentially double or triple maybe what was originally expected for us just a few short months ago," he said.
"It's a little bit strange...I'm trying to explain it to my son now, just six-years-old.
And from his perspective, he's just excited that we're going to get a dog when I get home." SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the two American astronauts into orbit from Florida on Saturday (May 30) in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the10th batch of Starlink satellites forthe company's internet satellite constellation system and two spacecraft fromSpaceflight customer BlackSky launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida earlyFriday. The rocket carried with it 59 satellites for deployment. The rocket'sfirst stage returned to earth minutes after launch, landing cleanly on a droneship.
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Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have said SpaceX’s astronautcarrier, the Crew Dragon, is ready to go on further missions following itssplashdown return on Sunday. The spacecraft landed on Sunday in the ocean offthe coast of Florida after a 19-hour journey from the International SpaceStation.
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The landmark SpaceX test flight was hailed a success on Sunday after two NASAastronauts returned to Earth in the first splashdown by a US space crew in 45years. It was the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carrypeople to and from orbit. The return clears the way for another SpaceX crewlaunch as early as next month and possible tourist flights next year.
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U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday (August 2) after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.
New satellite images from NASA show that Canada's St. Patrick Bay ice caps have completely disappeared. Researcher Mark Serreze said; "I can't say I was terribly surprised because we knew they were going, but it has happened really fast". In 2017 Serreze estimated the ice caps would be gone within five years. The dwindling ice caps were located on the Hazen Plateau of northeastern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut.
In a dramatic splashdown, two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on SpaceX capsule on Sunday. It was also the first splashdown by US astronauts in 45 years. Test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived back on Earth in their SpaceX Dragon capsule named Endeavour, less than a day after departing the International Space Station and two months after blasting off from Florida. The capsule parachuted into the calm gulf waters about 40 miles off the coast of Pensacola, hundreds of miles from Tropical Storm Isaias pounding Florida’s Atlantic coast. “Welcome back to planet Earth and thanks for flying SpaceX,” said Mission Control from SpaceX headquarters.
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U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
SpaceX capsule with two National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts (NASA) astronauts returned to Earth on Aug 02 in splashdown into Gulf of Mexico. Capsule has been opened and NASA astronauts, Col. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have been brought out of the spacecraft. Astronauts homecoming was also first crewed splashdown in an American capsule in 45 years. Hurley and Behnken arrived at the orbiting laboratory in the Crew Dragon May 31 following a launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30.
Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are back on Earth after thefirst splashdown return in 45 years. The pair landed in the ocean, off thecoast of Florida, at around 7.48pm UK time on Sunday, after a 19-hour journeyfrom the International Space Station.
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Two Nasa astronauts will make the first splashdown return in 45 years afterSpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from theInternational Space Station (ISS) and began its journey back to Earth, SpaceXsaid. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley made history on May 30 when theybecame the first people to launch into low-Earth orbit on a commercialspacecraft that was built by SpaceX. Their mission, named Demo-2, also markedthe first time Nasa launched astronauts from US soil in nine years.
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Some students will be walking down school hallways in a matter of days as districts across the Tampa Bay area begin reopening schools. Florida’s top education leader explained why getting kids back in the classroom is important.