By Phil Plait | October 28, 2012 9:56 pm

Because why not: raw (that is, shaky) footage of the splashdown of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from Sunday morning, taken by the SpaceX dive team:

SpaceFlightNow is reporting the capsule was recovered and will soon be on its way first to NASA, and then the SpaceX facilities in Texas.

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Comments (8)

  1. Aaron

    I LOVE Apollo 13!


  2. Huitzilopochtli

    I had no ideea that Mars has so much water!

  3. Messier Tidy Upper

    Congrats again SpaceX. :-)

    Good to see another successful splashdown – can’t wait till you’re landing on retrorockets as planned.

  4. oldebabe

    That’s the second time Dragon has gone from here to there and back. Good. Now, when will they (Space X) begin to be able to take our people up to the Space Station and back?

    When, in fact, is a Space X type commercial org going to (be able to) move its manufacturing et al up there? While it would be certainly most cost effective for launching, etc., is it even do-able? Baby baby-steps? If not, the Station experience in that regard has all been for naught.

  5. MaDeR

    “Now, when will they (Space X) begin to be able to take our people up to the Space Station and back?”
    They claim they can do it by 2015. In practice I think it will be more like 2017.

    “move its manufacturing et al up there”
    In hundred years maybe, optimistically.

  6. Matt B.

    Wow, that looked really gentle.

  7. The Mutt

    Man, that video totally gave me flashbacks to being in grade school and the teachers bringing us all to the cafeteria to watch Apollo splashdowns on the school’s one color TV.

    I’ll be in my bunk.

  8. Dear Elon Musk,
    Please invest in a SteadyCam.
    Yours sincerely,
    (cleaning up his keyboard)


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