SpaceX Dragon Endeavor comes home

Space Coast, FL – Yesterday at 5:20 pm EDT, SpaceX Fleet’s GO Navigator entered Port Canaveral. On it, the spacecraft Crew Dragon 2 (Dragon Endeavour). GO Navigator was stationed in Pensacola, Florida for the recovery of Crew Dragon in the Gulf of Mexico.

GO Navigator enters Port Canaveral inlet with Dragon Endeavour under the helipad | photo: Jon Van Horne

Crew Dragon 2

Dragon Endeavour obtained it’s name from Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Both of their first flights during the Space Shuttle program was on Orbiter Endeavour. The two astronauts lifted off a Falcon 9 rocket in the Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30, 2020 to the International Space Station. This spaceflight, Demonstration Mission 2 (DM2), was a final test in the certification process by NASA for SpaceX. The spacecraft will now undergo data processing back at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Dragon Endeavour on GO Navigator returning to Port Canaveral to the Naval Basin | photo: Jon Van Horne

After certification the Crew Dragon 2 spacecraft will be refitted and prepped for it’s first operational mission, Crew-2. The Crew-2 mission is slated for Spring 2021.

GO Navigator with Dragon Endeavour turns into the Naval Basin | photo: Jon Van Horne

Welcome back Dragon Endeavour! We look forward to seeing you soar again soon!

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Jon Van Horne
Jon Van Horne

He began his career in media as a multimedia designer and developer in Montreal, Quebec. He developed a passion for media during his job in Photography and Video at a Montreal media content company. Other passions in media, photography/videography and soon going back to school in engineering.