Florida lawmakers protect spacecraft parts from finders, keepers


On its way to a splashdown with four astronauts, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Resilience” shed some of its parts.

Exterior panels were purposely jettisoned to expose and deploy the parachutes that lowered the capsule to a safe landing in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Panama City, Florida, on Sunday (May 2). The doors, and the drogue chutes covered by one of them, dropped into the water separate from the Dragon while SpaceX focused on recovering the spacecraft and its crew.





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