Crew-1 Mission | Return

  • Published on May 2, 2021
  • SpaceX and NASA are targeting Saturday, May 1 at 8:35 p.m. EDT, or 00:35 UTC on May 2, for Dragon to autonomously undock from the International Space Station (ISS) and splashdown off the coast of Florida on Sunday, May 2 at approximately 2:57 a.m. EDT, 6:57 UTC, completing its first six-month operational mission to the Station.
    A series of departure burns will move Dragon away from the orbiting laboratory, followed by the vehicle jettisoning the trunk to reduce weight and mass to help save propellant for the deorbit burn. Once complete, Dragon will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere and deploy its two drogue and four main parachutes in preparation for a soft water landing.
    Aboard the spacecraft will be NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who flew to the space station on Dragon six months ago when Falcon 9 launched the spacecraft from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
    Upon splashdown, the Dragon and the astronauts will be quickly recovered and returned to Cape Canaveral and Houston respectively. Once the mission is complete, Dragon will be inspected and refurbished for future human spaceflight missions.
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Comments • 70

  • Joseph Hodgetts
    Joseph Hodgetts 2 days ago +1

    There is a more advanced rocket 🚀 then the Space X. Who built this possible the Germans,have seen this in flight and it blew my mind.

  • johnny be bad 6661 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Page

    Book me a ride there's no intelligent life here

  • vijay kumar
    vijay kumar 3 days ago

    First make the earth as suitable living area for people ,because if there is no people in earth who going to live in mars

  • janardan Meera
    janardan Meera 3 days ago

    You guys are great

  • viralshield
    viralshield 3 days ago

    woke irrelevant x

  • The McPoyles
    The McPoyles 3 days ago

    I hope some younger kids are studying for things like this, and other types of science and research to continue on with things for next generations. When I see certain things on social media it sort of makes me skeptical.

  • The McPoyles
    The McPoyles 3 days ago

    It looks small and claustrophobic in there. Eeep

  • temper44
    temper44 4 days ago

    One day "thanks for flying SpaceX" is what we'll hear when we land on Mars.

  • Luca Ser
    Luca Ser 4 days ago

    Sì allora si rientra con i piedi per terra come è andata la missione vita c'è ho altre scoperte energie nuove qui in terra si continua a morire di malattie ecc.ecc.ecc. ciao

  • Lorendrawn
    Lorendrawn 5 days ago

    7:13:40 - I wanna know from that guy who was climbing over the surface whether it was warm to the touch from reentry.

  • SFS Gamer
    SFS Gamer 5 days ago

    Beautiful launch

  • w. ramy
    w. ramy 6 days ago

    علم كبير 😲

  • Christopher Wiseman
    Christopher Wiseman 6 days ago

    Spacex, finding ways to take more of our money, show us computer generated cartoons and people in harnesses :p

    VINOD CHAUBEY 6 days ago


  • Shauka Hodan
    Shauka Hodan 7 days ago

    SpaceX you guys and girls are amazing. Progressing humanity like no-one else.

  • Brock Springer
    Brock Springer 7 days ago

    Someone in the crew-1 talked sbout living in sosve

  • Master Funny
    Master Funny 7 days ago

    very nice SpaceX

  • Deborah Ann Fagan
    Deborah Ann Fagan 7 days ago

    What other space does Mr. Musk a tear involve himself in?

  • dolita windo
    dolita windo 7 days ago

    *When flat Earthers go to space with me* Flat Earther: What is this... Me: Reality is often disappointing...

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan 7 days ago

      Imagine not feeling gravity for half a year then it’s back all of a sudden must put a huge amount of shock on your muscles

  • Morella Továr
    Morella Továr 7 days ago +1


  • tokenlau
    tokenlau 7 days ago +1

    Why do you censor astronauts exit from the vehicle? Even Russians do not do that and show everything in that respect.

  • Goatrazzi Family Tea

    This is just amazing

    • dolita windo
      dolita windo 7 days ago

      NASA makes the best CGI movies ever seen by human eyes and entertained...NASA will make as many CGI screen videos for years and yea

  • arthur Me
    arthur Me 7 days ago

    Can I get a reply from the starlink team my question is I live in northern British Columbia Canada I was told by a person on FLash-player that if I get starlink internet it will cost me $146 dollars a month is this right I hear starlink on ther video it would be $129 a month so what would be the number

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa 8 days ago

    7:23:38. . . ."thanks again for flying SpaceX." . . . I love this. Gives me a good chuckle. ;-)

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov 8 days ago

    I hope all the Astronauts are in good health.. Welcome back to Planet Earth and thank you Michael for your dance.

  • Jim Shorts
    Jim Shorts 8 days ago

    Not interested.

  • Rachana Deshmukh
    Rachana Deshmukh 8 days ago


  • Irmak Kent
    Irmak Kent 9 days ago

    ı didnt understand that, there should be four astronauts in the dragon but only one astronaust came out from the dragon

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay 9 days ago

    Thanks SpaceX for coveraging the live for so long and detail!! 😀

  • David Tinx Lall
    David Tinx Lall 9 days ago

    I'm back.... 🤣

  • radeo_lodps
    radeo_lodps 10 days ago

    And NASA and SpaceX.

  • radeo_lodps
    radeo_lodps 10 days ago

    i can't just stop loving space

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi 10 days ago

    Imagine not feeling gravity for half a year then it’s back all of a sudden must put a huge amount of shock on your muscles

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 9 days ago

      What a relief. Shannon was holding that deuce for a LONG time.

  • Irene Ferreira
    Irene Ferreira 10 days ago

    Sorry for my ignorance but, what do they do in space for 6 months? I know this is a great achievement but I wonder what they are working on up there

  • Silvia Pabón
    Silvia Pabón 10 days ago

    :) ... give the miles to Hopkins....

  • Don Tanton
    Don Tanton 10 days ago

    Why are there many profiles in this comment section that post exactly identical comments, letter by letter. Some examples:
    "Hopkins is a beast, he came out danced and went away after 6 months in space LOL"
    "I love how they designed the capsule with a modern interface and sci-fi-looking interior."
    These exact sentence have been written by multiple different accounts. Is there some bot AI being used to push views of these videos?

  • Robby Morning
    Robby Morning 10 days ago

    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27)
    Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
    The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalms 34:18)

  • Arius XcXc
    Arius XcXc 10 days ago

    NASA makes the best CGI movies ever seen by human eyes and entertained...NASA will make as many CGI screen videos for years and years to come ...and you'll love it.....go NASA....the best entertainment to exist....their budget is over Steven Spielberg' enjoy earthlings...this is all for you...minus your generous tax donations....for yourselves...and your future offspring.

  • Deanna Bittner
    Deanna Bittner 11 days ago

    Free Masonic Disney Land.

    • E. Rose
      E. Rose 7 days ago

      Since when are woman "free masonic"?

  • Emmanuel Garcia
    Emmanuel Garcia 11 days ago


  • تاج الدين الأغا


  • Aleksis Anttila
    Aleksis Anttila 11 days ago

    I am muslim an proud

  • Aleksis Anttila
    Aleksis Anttila 11 days ago

    Wow so cool! But airplanes an birds are cooler than space

  • Divya Ruchi Vishwakarma

    06:47:03 Getting goosebumps! It's just sooo Amazing. 🥳

  • Zaidan Al Dzakir
    Zaidan Al Dzakir 11 days ago

    #rekanation QnA .

  • 1972CB350
    1972CB350 11 days ago

    What a relief. Shannon was holding that deuce for a LONG time.

  • No Cap
    No Cap 11 days ago

    I almost feel bad for flat earthers and the "space is CGI" crowd. We are experiencing the most groundbreaking, breath taking technological achievements in the history of our species on a regular basis due to SpaceX and they don't get to enjoy it. How sad it must be for those bozos.

    • Charles Darwin
      Charles Darwin 11 days ago

      Exactly. Has anyone found out who they are? Theoretically, there are no decent reasons for their widespread presence: 1) mental illness; 2) idiocy and ignorance; 3) there are hidden reasons for someone promoting such an agenda on the network (with an unknown purpose).

  • Username
    Username 11 days ago

    Good job Nasa and SpaceX and also good job for people who watched the whole video without skipping :)

  • Username
    Username 11 days ago

    why the first astronaut came out walking? shouldn't they use a wheelchair first?

  • Nekon_Neko
    Nekon_Neko 11 days ago


  • kim Jong un
    kim Jong un 11 days ago

    United State Kyo tum sub duniya ko dhoka de rahe ho hakikat yahi hai tum sub astroid belt ke baad dimag se sampark tod do ge or mar jaao ge
    Aur robot bana liya to tum sub ko mar de gaa! finally all queen king last words

  • Will From Twickenham
    Will From Twickenham 12 days ago

    Are you guys married just curious?

  • Will From Twickenham
    Will From Twickenham 12 days ago

    Happy jazz day #cheltsjazzfest

  • seiom jvony
    seiom jvony 12 days ago

    I hope all the Astronauts are in good health.. Welcome back to Planet Earth and thank you Michael for your dance.

  • himal lakshan
    himal lakshan 12 days ago

    Congratulations ........🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰

  • Gregory Sagegreene
    Gregory Sagegreene 12 days ago

    ... can't wait to see Starship
    and routine vertical returns on land.

  • Mister Yummy
    Mister Yummy 12 days ago

    The only surefire way to master space flight is by attaching a delta wing to a rocket ,after detachment as the rockets goes past the atmosphere,the delta wing then flies back as a drone.

  • Ephraim Mathapo
    Ephraim Mathapo 12 days ago

    The capsule looks like it has just came out of a blazing fire. It's amazing how all of that heat emanates from air

  • ahmad hani
    ahmad hani 12 days ago


  • Madazican
    Madazican 12 days ago

    Their first breath of fresh air... lol wouldn't go that far, the air on the ISS is likely fresher.

  • Cndace Candler
    Cndace Candler 12 days ago

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  • Patrick Martin
    Patrick Martin 12 days ago

    Beam me up Scotty. Sure would be a sight to behold ,seeing the earth from space.

  • Casey Kaplan
    Casey Kaplan 12 days ago

    The spacex team has perfected human spaceflight!

  • Edge Fan
    Edge Fan 12 days ago

    Now imagine they were on Mars.

  • Enzo Zapetini
    Enzo Zapetini 12 days ago

    La NASA con las camaras en la iss de la peor definision de imagen

  • Clark Family
    Clark Family 12 days ago

    Please keep the camera shot on the egress...please.

  • Trev Hedges
    Trev Hedges 12 days ago

    Wow be nice to give the Astronaut a few beers and maybe a pizza, while waiting? They could even watch a movie, I’m thinking space cowboys, or Aliens? 😂. No point looking out the window! Not like the greatest show of Earth 🌏 is happening?
    Ps I would be freaking out!

  • Adrian Manosalva
    Adrian Manosalva 12 days ago

    ¡Nos están matandoooo!

  • doire aintu
    doire aintu 12 days ago +1

    SpaceX you guys and girls are amazing. Progressing humanity like no-one else.

  • Yan Sakovich
    Yan Sakovich 12 days ago

    Why did first astronaut get out almost by himself and it seems that he didn't require any help, but second astronaut was extracted in horizontal position by others and it seems that he was almost motionless? Is everything alright with him?

    • Callisto
      Callisto 11 days ago

      It's his first time in space. He's never felt anything like that in his entire life, and he's a decorated pilot who's flown over 40+ aircraft. Goes to show how strong you have to be, to be an astronaut. Any normal scrub would've died from that rocket turbulence.

    • Wojtek Sykurski
      Wojtek Sykurski 12 days ago

      Looks like individual predisposition. If I remember correctly Criss Cassidy was able to get out by himself from Soyuz Capsule, but he's former Navy Seal - much more fit than "average" astronaut.