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SpaceX Return

08/02/2020 2:56 AM

So the astronauts on the SpaceX vehicle are set to splashdown later today.

Will they need to go through a 14-day quarantine like some other overseas arrivals?

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Re: SpaceX return

08/02/2020 6:38 AM

spashdown!?

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08/02/2020 6:48 AM

I think they have been quarantined already...

BTW, aren't they having a tropical storm down there?

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08/02/2020 7:31 AM

Not much of a storm....splashdown scheduled for 2:41...

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08/02/2020 5:55 PM

For me, the question is will everyone around these astronauts be required to wear a mask, regardless of what any politician says.

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08/02/2020 10:26 PM

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08/02/2020 11:59 PM

They certainly went overseas! Over all of them!

After 64 days in the space station, they certainly didn't get infected during that time, so any quarantine wouldn't be related to Covid-19.

Since they were immediately flown to Huston, it appears that no quarantine was deemed necessary.

It's really hard for me to believe that the last splashdown of US astronauts was 45 years ago. It sure doesn't seem that long ago to me!

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08/03/2020 2:51 AM

45 years since the last splashdown. Hooray for SpaceX. It was worth the wait. Not only does time fly but also US astronauts in our own vehicles. Let's hope it is just the first of many positive events in a new cycle.

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08/03/2020 11:14 AM

A reminder that it has not been 45 years since the United States went to space and returned utilizing our own means of transportation. From 1981 through 2011 the United States fleet of space shuttles flew 135 missions to space and back.

Space X will likely prove more to be economical than the space shuttles, but there is something about self-guided re-entry that seems more advanced to me than free-fall and subsequent splash down.

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08/03/2020 11:44 AM

If it is any consolation to you, the rockets that boosted this capsule did self-guide themselves back for reuse. Come to think of it SpaceX is just doing things opposite of the Shuttle program. The Shuttle had boosters that splashed down for reuse and a payload that guided a re-entry. The SpaceX program guides the boosters down and splashes the payload.

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11/16/2020 7:01 AM

Elon is the future

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03/26/2021 6:14 AM

I'm waiting till he lands his Starship and finally proves to all haters that he is a genius of our time. I'm glad that you and other people there are level-headed and perceive Elon and his achievements positively.

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