3-8-19 Boatjobsonly.com ~ Today Go Searcher a converted supply vessel owned by Guice Offshore and leased by SpaceX became the first vessel to recover a space capsule after it’s return from the Space Station. The Crew Dragon space ship has been on a week long maiden voyage to the space station and returned safely to Earth today. Go Searcher was able to recover the capsule with no problems. This mission is the first return of a space craft to an Atlantic splash down since Apollo 9 almost 50 years ago.
The Dragon capsule had aboard one anthropomorphic life sized test dummy named Ripley loaded with sensors to provide data about potential effects on humans traveling in the Crew Dragon capsule. Ripley is in perfect condition and is said to have enjoyed the flight.
This day marks the first time a commerical vessel of the United States Merchant Marines have recovered a space craft returning from the Space Station.
NASA says Nine U.S. astronauts are working with Boeing or SpaceX for specific mission training. The crew are working side-by-side with Boeing and SpaceX to understand the new spacecraft and launch systems, the spacesuits, and refining how they’re going to operate in space.
Seems all systems are GO aboard Go Searcher and she is ready and able to recover some real Astronauts now.