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NASA astronauts revealed that they made a "prank call" after returning to earth on crew dragon

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NASA (NASA) astronauts Bob Bainken and Doug Hurley revealed they had a bit of fun when they successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico and waited to be picked up, foreign media reported.The two apparently made some prank calls using satellite phones on crew dragon.


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Two astronauts made history while travelling on SpaceX company's Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. A few days ago, they splashed off the coast of Florida, making history again. But as the world celebrated their safe return, astronauts waiting in the sea decided to have some fun while waiting for help. Astronauts can use satellite phones when returning to the cabin and stopping in the sea. With nothing else to keep them busy, they obviously decided to make some calls.

Holly revealed in an interview that he and his fellow astronauts made several phone calls in the sea and they enjoyed the feeling. "Five hours ago, we were hanging around in a spaceship and making a prank satellite call to people we could reach," Hurley said. "It's fun, by the way."

The two men made a phone call to the flight director of the mission, who was no doubt relieved for their safe return to earth. "I got a call like this on the flight director console ," Anthony Vareha tweeted ." Its opening line is' Hi, we' re Doug and Bob, we' re in the sea'. I think my answer is' Yes, I can see'."

Now that astronauts have returned to Earth safely, Crew Dragon have also proved its value, it can be said that NASA will have the opportunity to fully certify it for future use. This means that NASA can use Crew Dragon to send astronauts on official missions rather than demonstration flights like so far.

Before that, NASA had been paying for seats on the Russian Soyuz rocket to maintain its presence on the International Space Station. This is not an ideal situation for the space program, because it is very expensive, and relying on another country's space program means matching their schedules rather than operating independently.

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