Astronaut Christina Koch's Dog Welcomes Her Home After A Year In Space
Thanks to Astronaut Christina Koch, we know what it looks like when your dog welcomes you home after a year in space. Aired on 02/13/20.
Speaking at a news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley described the thrill of their mission using SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Elon Musk called it "a good thing" for planet Earth. A dog named Buck is home after a harrowing experience. Buck and his human, Greg, live in southern California, near the Apple Fire. The fire nearly burned down their home; it was only thanks to the work of firefighters that the house is still standing. The fire also flushed out wild animals from the hills, onto Greg's property. Buck ran off in hot pursuit of a coyote, and didn't come back. Greg thought he might never see his friend again. British tourists have been scrambling to return home, after the UK imposed a 14-day quarantine for travellers coming from the Netherlands, Malta and France.
The measure, which went into effect early on Saturday, was introduced after a surge in coronavirus infections in those countries.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from London, UK. Hear from the two NASA astronauts who launched to space aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour, and from International Space Station commander Chris Cassidy, during a live Q&A. Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to board the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft on Saturday, August 1 and undock from the station for the journey home to Earth.
Weather permitting, NASA and SpaceX are targeting 2:42 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 2, for the splashdown and conclusion of the Demo-2 test flight mission. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, lifted off May 30 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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