Transportation capsule Crew Dragon, extracted from the water, got on video
If you come back from space at high speed, for various reasons generally safer to go down over the water than on land. And the capsule SpaceX Space Dragon production is no exception. Here's how it will look back on land to search the ship GO Searcher. Welcome hero. This is not the first time we are seeing GO Searcher in action; the vessel received its share of fame last year when at sea carried out helicopter landing tests.
Crew Dragon in the Sea
As you can see, GO Searcher - is not just a giant mitten, which catches the falling fairings; of the vessel is required not only to find a large and heavy the capsule on the water surface, but to place it, and every person on board (and possibly give him emergency medical care). So it's probably a mobile headquarters, rather than a service ship.
Observers dock Port Canaveral in Florida (near the famous cape, of course) we have noticed a ship coming back, apparently to test at sea. Along with the ship we found the capsule Crew Dragon. Most likely practiced snatching capsules of water followed by gentle lifting it up on deck.
PRACTICE OFF THE PORT: @SpaceX 's upgraded Go Searcher vessel returns to Port Canaveral on Wednesday with an apparent mock-up Crew Dragon capsule aboard after a sea trial. Go Searcher will recover Crew Dragon capsules that splash down in the Atlantic. pic.twitter.com/tL5WgvNrsg
- Port Canaveral (@PortCanaveral) January 17, 2019
Return to the port after the practice - that's what it looks like. However, depending on the distance and the mission is also possible that we will see how the astronauts, cosmonauts and other space travelers will return as soon as possible with the help of a helicopter. Landing pad on the roof will be working in the interests of any victim (while on board and also has a hospital), but the ship is moving much slower than the helicopter, especially in bad weather.
In any case, we can expect that such ships will increasingly fall on the pictures. Ahead of many SpaceX test flights Crew Dragon, to be followed and combat.
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