SpaceX Demo-2 astronauts speak to the media after Crew Dragon's successful inflight abort test

  • NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley held an informal press conference with the media following SpaceX's successful inflight abort demonstration using the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Comments • 37

  • Rosanna Desole
    Rosanna Desole Month ago

    how it is possiblehat NASA followed all over the world by us fans of the cosmos and cosmonauts is not able to put subtitles for those who do not know English. we send the rovers to Mars you are not able to let us participate and understand everything you publish?🤷‍♀️

  • No Name
    No Name Month ago

    Why does Tim Dodd have a press pass? He’s not press.

  • Edward Ethridge
    Edward Ethridge 2 months ago

    These astronauts are excited to go to into outer space! That’s why they are called astronauts, duh!
    I do not get the doom and gloom questions from these damn reporters! 🤨

  • Ray Lucyan
    Ray Lucyan 2 months ago

    hold on a second you guys are sending old people in to space , WTF AMERICA , apart the act that you kill you're own people and then call other terrorists you're idiots too

  • Michael Taylors
    Michael Taylors 2 months ago

    Pretty much as advertised,,,, hehe ...only slightly more believable than Neil, Mike and buzz

  • Menace312
    Menace312 2 months ago

    I like them. They seem like nice guys. Though I am wondering why SpaceX are putting two old men in space... Wouldnt that be better done by younger men?
    But ok, I do see how experience is invaluable! Also, its nice to see the astronauts alone on stage for once :)

    • Menace312
      Menace312 Month ago

      @Wisdom Night Or cosmonaut, as it were :)

    • Wisdom Night
      Wisdom Night Month ago +1

      The same question i have even Russia ..they are sending old guys to the Space and im wondering how we goin to encoruge the young people to be an Astronaut ??

  • Michael Gainey
    Michael Gainey 2 months ago

    It would have been easier to understand what was said if microphones were used.

  • Tman
    Tman 2 months ago +2

    Launch from Florida, land in New Mexico. That must be one hell of a ride

  • Eddie Lap Lap
    Eddie Lap Lap 2 months ago +1


  • Sharavsambuu Gunchinish
    Sharavsambuu Gunchinish 2 months ago +1

    They are heroes, risking their lives.

  • BanG
    BanG 2 months ago

    Ty for risking your lives to advance human knowledge.

  • Brandon Smythe
    Brandon Smythe 2 months ago +2

    I thought they’d be younger

    • Seastallion
      Seastallion 2 months ago +2

      The second crew is. These are the grizzled veterans making sure the trail is safe for others to follow, so to speak.

  • Arioch IV
    Arioch IV 2 months ago

    Great question, Tim! None of this "how do you feel" silliness.

  • Sherri Ali
    Sherri Ali 2 months ago

    These guys look so confident and competent

    • Arioch IV
      Arioch IV 2 months ago

      The commander is a cool cucumber. You don't get three mission patches on your arm and be the first to command a new vehicle without that, I think.

  • richw0123
    richw0123 2 months ago

    what purpose will the Crew Dragon and the Boeing Starliner serve when the ISS is decommissioned in 5-8 years? seems like there won't be anything in low Earth orbit after then. Wouldn't it be better to get rid of the ISS right now and plow the money saved into cracking artificial gravity, Mars and the moon; as it seems the primary purpose of the ISS is to explore how micro gravity effects the body, and it's been established a long time ago it is bad for you.

    • Rebel N Dirt
      Rebel N Dirt 2 months ago

      This version of Dragon is only for LEO but the next version should be capable of the moon and future dragons available for Mars or what ever. I'm not sure what Boeing is planning beyond the ISS.

  • playgroundchooser
    playgroundchooser 2 months ago +8

    Will someone punch "loud camera shutter guy" in the trigger finger? 🤬🤬

  • Rankin
    Rankin 2 months ago

    Good luck. Hope dragon capsule won't blow up like last time.

    • NebTheWeb
      NebTheWeb 2 months ago

      @Rankin Name them.

    • Rankin
      Rankin 2 months ago

      @NebTheWeb uhh i tired of argue with ppl that never worked with space ships as i did.

    • NebTheWeb
      NebTheWeb 2 months ago

      @Rankin That is why they test. It is also why you don't put people in the things until the bugs, if any, are worked out.

    • Rankin
      Rankin 2 months ago

      @NebTheWeb New anomaly can occur any time.

    • Douglas E Knapp
      Douglas E Knapp 2 months ago

      @Rankin What is your problem? God? I don't even like Musk much. I love rockets. Over and OUT!

  • ykjt91
    ykjt91 2 months ago +6

    My boy Tim Dodd getting that insider technical info as usual

  • rhev escudero
    rhev escudero 2 months ago

    Primitive way to go to space nothing special here

    • NebTheWeb
      NebTheWeb 2 months ago

      @The Isaiahnator I think you are right.

    • The Isaiahnator
      The Isaiahnator 2 months ago +1

      He's probably one of those anti-gravity guys who thinks the government is hoarding flying saucer technology.

    • Arioch IV
      Arioch IV 2 months ago

      What non-"primitive" methods do you have in mind?

    • playgroundchooser
      playgroundchooser 2 months ago +2

      Are you a space elevator guy? Get cranking out those nano tubes and we'll get there.

    • StarkosGuy
      StarkosGuy 2 months ago +3

      What? Have you even SEEN crew dragon? It looks unbelievable. Plus with the technical capability to propulsively land, which unfortunately won't happen

  • Damien Spectre
    Damien Spectre 2 months ago +4

    wasnt there supposed to be a starlink launch today?

    • IsakH85
      IsakH85 2 months ago +7

      Delayed until monday (for now).

  • sealie15
    sealie15 2 months ago +3

    Pigs in space 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Colin Kunkel
      Colin Kunkel 2 months ago

      Well, Hurley's callsign is "Chunky". 😂

  • Skater Twentree
    Skater Twentree 2 months ago +3

    "American Astronauts answering questions on American Soil from American Media."
    -Jim Bridenstine probably

  • Danie van der Westhuizen
    Danie van der Westhuizen 2 months ago +2

    It is clear they are as frustrated as the rest of us, about NASA's deliberate stalling of the launch dates..

  • Cosmonaut Billy
    Cosmonaut Billy 2 months ago +2


  • Bear Lemley
    Bear Lemley 2 months ago +2

    Have a great flight guys

  • Cosmonaut Billy
    Cosmonaut Billy 2 months ago +2

    HURRY UP SPACE AGE - I wanna be like one of those two, getting ready for a FLIGHT TO SPACE.

    • Massimo D'Alessandro
      Massimo D'Alessandro 2 months ago

      Depending on his age and if he is going to make enough money, it could happen.

      ANTHONY BOLTON 2 months ago

      @I am Cringeman you are not allowed go :)

    • sealie15
      sealie15 2 months ago


    • I am Cringeman
      I am Cringeman 2 months ago

      Cosmonaut Billy you need help

  • M̸O̶A̵N̴
    M̸O̶A̵N̴ 2 months ago +10

    Do the photographers REALLY need to take 2,000,000,000 zoom-photos of the astronauts trying to talk over their noisy shutters... holy cow that'll yet another thing banned from Journalist & Press Corps soon, like Jim Acosta.. really bloody irritating

    • Markle2k
      Markle2k 2 months ago +1

      Yes. The real question is why the sound guys with the mics are forced to hang out next to the photographers.

    • Arioch IV
      Arioch IV 2 months ago +1

      I'll take noisy shutters over Jim Acosta any day.

    • Douglas E Knapp
      Douglas E Knapp 2 months ago +1

      @johnkrausphotos With the advent of mirror-less high quality cameras it will come soon, I hope.

    • johnkrausphotos
      johnkrausphotos 2 months ago +2


  • Cosmonaut Billy
    Cosmonaut Billy 2 months ago


    • Sherri Ali
      Sherri Ali 2 months ago


    • Brian Lewis
      Brian Lewis 2 months ago

      For those who missed it....
      I counted 5 grey hairs on the dude with the orange lanyard around the BACK OF HIS NECK.!

    • Cosmonaut Billy
      Cosmonaut Billy 2 months ago

      @I am Cringeman Hey, if you pay for a psychiatrist, ILL TAKE IT lol. Ill just bullshit with him about life. I love those guys.

    • Cosmonaut Billy
      Cosmonaut Billy 2 months ago +1

      @I am Cringeman Sure, you gonna PAY for it? Cause I aint got money for that. ^^

    • I am Cringeman
      I am Cringeman 2 months ago

      Cosmonaut Billy you need help

  • Tater Rogers
    Tater Rogers 2 months ago +37

    I'll be so happy when we get camera shutters that don't make the press conference sound like a miniature machine gun firing range. Very hard to hear what the astronauts are saying.

    • johnkrausphotos
      johnkrausphotos 2 months ago

      @ponybottle what a pathetically ignorant comment

    • Valtteri Rui
      Valtteri Rui 2 months ago

      @ponybottle Doesn't mean it's inferior if you don't have a mirrorles camera. Thats just an ignorant statement.

    • ponybottle
      ponybottle 2 months ago

      I have no problem turning my Fuji XT2 camera to totally silent. That camera has been used on Vogue and Harpers shoots so certainly good enough for this. These guys just have no manners (or inferior equipment).

    • Tater Rogers
      Tater Rogers 2 months ago +1

      I have learned something new today! Thanks for that!

    • Tater Rogers
      Tater Rogers 2 months ago

      @johnkrausphotos LMAO Yeah, that's correct

  • dallastaylor 547
    dallastaylor 547 2 months ago +1

    How old is the guy on the right?

    • dallastaylor 547
      dallastaylor 547 2 months ago +2

      @Gary Lankford thank you for answering without preconceptions of why I asked the question. That's refreshing.

    • Mladen Marinov
      Mladen Marinov 2 months ago +1

      They are there not because are handsome and nice but because are smart, adaptive, amazingly well trained, with lots of experience, cool and precise decisions ... And health status that may knock 80% of youngsters at 25.

    • Mark Hutsell
      Mark Hutsell 2 months ago

      Old enough!

    • Gary Lankford
      Gary Lankford 2 months ago +7

      Doug Hurley is 53. Bob Behnken is 49.

  • Bas Veltink
    Bas Veltink 2 months ago +25

    Some interviewers don’t even let them talk out completely. Bruh

  • Steven Thomas
    Steven Thomas 2 months ago +5

    Great audio

  • armr6
    armr6 2 months ago +15

    Waiting in the ship those 35-something fueling minutes is going to be incredible, last instants before lifting off the ground and going for "capture the flag." A sick moment.

    • Dale Thelander
      Dale Thelander 2 months ago

      @armr6 Yeah, Titan II, both as an ICBM and a man-rated vehicle used a hydrazine-dinitrogen tetroxide mixture.

    • armr6
      armr6 2 months ago

      @Dale Thelander No hypergolics apart from the abort motors, everything else is RP-1, even 2nd stage. Didn't know Titan II used hypergolics, they sure dared a lot more in the old days! Can't imagine current NASA approving a human-rated rocket using hypergolics for ascent.

    • Dale Thelander
      Dale Thelander 2 months ago

      @armr6 Could Falcon 9 use hypergolics, or does it need the specific impulse of RP-1? Crew Dragon is kind of like Gemini, and the Titan II used hypergolics.

    • armr6
      armr6 2 months ago

      @Dale Thelander Yeah, it's been standard operational procedure, at least til they launch on Crew Dragon. Seems like a safer move for pad personnel. I reckon Falcon 9 runs fuel even colder than Saturn V did.

    • Dale Thelander
      Dale Thelander 2 months ago

      Back in the days of the Saturn V, the rocket was fueled hours before launch and constantly topped off as the supercold cryogenic fuels "cooked" off.

  • David Harness
    David Harness 2 months ago +52

    'We are the lucky ones who get to fly this spaceship'

    • Mladen Marinov
      Mladen Marinov 2 months ago

      I think in this conversation all lose the focus what's to be achieved.
      1st - to return human flight in space from American soil
      2nd - to have another available & reliable technology able to take people in space. Only one (Russian) does not suffice us as space bourn sources
      3rd - it's really time to improve a bit the efficiency and technology. This is not that easy as it seems. NASA, ESA, JSA, Roskosmos and many space aiming companies can assure you of that.

    • Mark Brand
      Mark Brand 2 months ago

      *THE* spaceship, he said

    • ap0lmc
      ap0lmc 2 months ago

      It's AI that actually flies it

    • armr6
      armr6 2 months ago +2

      @Quiet Wanderer Boeing's gone down the pipes, such a shame... At least they gave us the 747.

    • Dale Thelander
      Dale Thelander 2 months ago +1

      @Quiet Wanderer Blue Origin astronauts:
      "Hell, we can't loft anything past the Karman Line."

  • Limi V
    Limi V 2 months ago +10

    Anyone know who were the two astronauts during the official press conference? And why these two weren't there?

    • Derek Coaker
      Derek Coaker 2 months ago

      Aren't these 2 going to be on the first manned flight? The two at the other press briefing are the crew for manned flight #2.

    • Limi V
      Limi V 2 months ago +2

      @Soili Thanks

    • Soili
      Soili 2 months ago +27

      The two astronauts in this interview were actually with the recovery crew during the official press conference, observing the drill to get to know it because they will be the first ones to fly on a dragon. The astronauts at the official press conference (michael hopkins and victor glover) are going to be the second crew, their flight will happen later, thats why they didnt get to observe the recovery yet.

  • SundayRide Texas
    SundayRide Texas 2 months ago +40

    Literally more excited about Demo 2 than for anything happening this year

    • Vatsyayana
      Vatsyayana 2 months ago +1

      @sbmphr Yeah, we will see how it goes, hopefully well. But yes that just shows how even the things we are very familiar with can still have tricks up its sleeves that will kill many. I hope Starship wont but that seems like a really tall order tbh, like you said though Starship passengers will at least know they are risking their life when they board it unlike so many that get into planes, cars or cruise ships that have no intention on risking theirs but turns bad frequently.

    • sbmphr
      sbmphr 2 months ago +1

      @Vatsyayana Thanks for your reply. I hope SpaceX will do many unmanned flights to the Moon and Mars before putting people onboard but when they do I'm sure those people will be mentally prepared for the worst, unlike passengers on todays aircraft (737 MAX) who lose their lives in the hundreds because of technical issues.

    • Vatsyayana
      Vatsyayana 2 months ago +1

      @sbmphr I forgot to answer your last question, The huge delay for the only vehicle they did have backups for (The Shuttle) was because they are a "failure is not an option" company, If something fails they really try hard for it to never happen again and spend years testing, afraid of failure.
      This is respectable because we dont want to kill people to fly but when shuttles exploded, The next pilots were ready to go by the next week, They knew the risks.
      I dont know what will happen if a Starship blows up, since it can carry ten times as many people, but is a "failure is an option" company..

    • Vatsyayana
      Vatsyayana 2 months ago +2

      @sbmphr Yes they do take much longer to bounce back and for several reasons one being they dont normally make backups, but also because they are a national agency and that makes everything painfully slow and done stupidly complex.
      With SLS from what ive heard it take like 3 years to finish one at their fastest, and they never work at their fastest. Only one SLS will be complete before they launch it and throw it away. While Spacex plans to have a fleet of 100 Starships.
      They are already talking about pushing NASA moon landings back another 4 years, for the tenth time, at this rate there will be Spacex hotels by the time NASA gets there.

    • sbmphr
      sbmphr 2 months ago

      @Vatsyayana I wonder how many vehicles (SLS) Nasa makes at a time because I know SpaceX makes multiple at the same time so If for example SpaceX lost a vehicle in the launch stage or landing stages they would quickly gather data from the losses make adjustments and fly again pretty quickly. In the case of Nasa based on their past any major losses seems to delay further flights for many years I know part of the reason is to allow the country and public to grieve but how much of that delay is due to a lack of spare vehicles?

  • Corb.
    Corb. 2 months ago +15

    Can't wait for Americans to be launched into space on American soil.

    • Mark Brand
      Mark Brand 2 months ago

      @EeV A united earth without borders is putting all your eggs in one basket.

    • Vatsyayana
      Vatsyayana 2 months ago

      @Leonardo Puosi I can't imagine what they could learn from dragon that could have anything to do with starship? Literally every thing about them are different.
      Do you have an example of what sort of thing you mean?
      Your English is quite good 👍

    • Leonardo Puosi
      Leonardo Puosi 2 months ago

      @Vatsyayana From now to Starship flying with crew onboard there's plenty of time, spacex will learn new things with dragon that might change something with starship. I understand the thing about airplanes not needing parachutes but i think rocket launches will need some sort of abort system. (Sorry for the bad english, it's not my main language).

    • armr6
      armr6 2 months ago +2

      @diogo magalhaes Fusion energy might do the trick peacefully, you never know... Stay optimistic!

    • diogo magalhaes
      diogo magalhaes 2 months ago +1

      @armr6 It is sad if that is the only solution, we need to use brains, but our current political systems and self thinking are more powerfull...