SPACEX / NASA DM-2 Splashdown cachet cover from KSC

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DM-2 Splashdown cachet cover from KSC

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Launched on May 30th, 2020 3:22pm EDT at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of NASA’s  Commercia Crew Program.  NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were the first two NASA astronauts to fly onboard the Dragon spacecraft as part of the Demo-2 mission to and from the International Space Station.

Sixty-three days, 23 hours, 25 minutes and 21 seconds after launch, at 18:48:06  on 2 August 2020, Endeavour splashed down off the coast of Penacola, Florida marking the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts since the Apollo-Soyuz-Test as well as the first splashdown of a crewed spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexco. [After splashdown, a crew in one fast boat approached the capsule, checking the air quality for any traces of highly toxic Hypergolic Propellant which could indicate a leak, while a crew in another fast boat collected the four parachutes which had disconnected from the capsule.