A Fisherman Found the Wreckage of Crew Dragon that SpaceX Will Send to Mars (Video)

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CAPE CANAVERAL, UNITED STATES - 2020/01/29: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink satellites launched from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This is the fourth Starlink mission by SpaceX designed to provide broadband internet access to users around the globe. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A lucky fisherman hunted on the beach of Daytona in the state of Florida, USA, and found the door and two parachutes of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The man who shared these moments on YouTube said that when he saw the debris on the surface of the water, he was excited.

An American fisherman named David Stokes encountered an event that he might have witnessed only once in his life. The man, who was hunting on his boat with his friends, came across the debris of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule at sea.

Stating that he noticed something bright white on the surface of the water, Stokes stated that they approached the object with a big question mark. Saying that no one understands what happened, the man said that he soon realized that the object in question was the door of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

Although his friends insisted that they leave the wreckage behind, Stokes managed to return them and persuade them to take the object into the boat. But it was not that easy to remove the capsule attached to the two huge parachutes. After 40 minutes of effort, Stokes and his friends finally managed to load the spacecraft’s door and parachute onto the boat.

In the video shared by Stokes, the name and logo of the Crew Dragon capsule floating on the water is clearly visible. SpaceX performed a safety test at Cape Canaveral base in Florida on January 19 to ensure that astronauts in the Dragon capsule could safely leave the rocket in the event of a failure.

The capsule managed to leave the Falcon 9 rocket without any problems and landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean. However, the SpaceX team could not find the door of the parachute compartment. That debris is now in the hands of Stokes and his fellow fishermen.

Moments with the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule


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