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‘It came alive:' Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX's Crew Dragon

1 month ago   |   By National Post

U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA's first crew to fly a privately built vehicle into orbit, recounted on Tuesday the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earth's atmosphere before a safe landing at sea.
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken said the fiery plunge on SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'felt like we were inside of an animal'

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken said the fiery plunge on SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'felt like we were inside of an animal'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley completed their mission on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship when they landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
The spaceship's scorching-hot fall through Earth's atmosphere, parachute deployments, and splashdown went as planned .
From inside the Crew Dragon, Behnken said the return trip felt like being "inside of an animal," with violent jolts along the way.
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley plunged through Earth's atmosphere at 25 times the speed of sound on Sunday, slowing just in time...
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