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Bob Behnken: US Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office
Robert Louis Behnken is a NASA astronaut, engineer, and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in mechanical engineering and the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he served before joining NASA in 2000. He flew aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-123 (2008) and STS-130 (2010) as a mission specialist, accumulating over 708 hours in space, including 55 hours of spacewalk time. He is married to fellow astronaut K. Megan McArthur.

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NASA astronaut on SpaceX Crew Dragon return: ‘Sounded like an animal’

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Photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA As NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley careened to Earth inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, the two said that the vehicle truly came “alive”..
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Astronauts describe trip home aboard SpaceX capsule and what they would do differently next time

Mark Strassmann speaks to NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who had a successful landing back on Earth. They describe their landing and what they can do better for next time. One astronaut's..
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Astronauts on return to Earth in Dragon capsule

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley discuss their return to Earth, two days after returning from orbit on SpaceX's dragon capsule. (Aug. 4)  
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SpaceX: Nasa crew describe rumbles and jolts of return to Earth

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley describe returning to Earth from the ISS in SpaceX's vehicle.
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Astronauts talk about successful SpaceX mission and splashdown

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley held a news conference after their return from the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the first commercial spacecraft to carry..
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SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

spacex capsule and nasa crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years
CAPE CANAVERAL : , Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented..
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NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American space crew since 1975.
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SpaceX capsule and NASA astronauts return to Earth in first splashdown since 1975

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two NASA astronauts, returned to Earth in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by..
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SpaceX 's Crew Dragon Endeavour capsule splashes down off Florida coast

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken spent a little over two months on the International Space Station.  
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Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdown

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken's SpaceX capsule will make the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.
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SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are getting ready to splash down after two months in orbit.
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Before 2 astronauts can return to Earth via SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, they'll use a robotic arm to check their ship for space-junk damage

before 2 astronauts can return to earth via spacex's crew dragon capsule, they'll use a robotic arm to check their ship for space-junk damage
SpaceX on May 30 launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to orbit — the private company's first flight of humans. Behnken and Hurley rode SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship, developed..
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SpaceX's historic 1st crewed mission set to end on Aug. 2

spacex's historic 1st crewed mission set to end on aug. 2
NASA is targeting an Aug. 2 ocean splashdown for SpaceX's Demo-2 test flight, which sent NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station aboard a Crew Dragon capsule...
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History-making astronauts aboard the International Space Station discuss return to Earth

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history by becoming the first NASA astronauts to pilot a private spacecraft to the International Space Station.  
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Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap batteries

Astronauts are performing their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken ventured out Wednesday to..
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Astronauts speak from International Space Station

Newly arrived NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, joined by astronaut Chris Cassidy, participated in a press conference on the International Space Station Monday. (June 1)  
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ISRO congratulates NASA, SpaceX on historic launch of Dragon spacecraft

Earlier on Sunday, SpaceX announced the successful docking of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (49) and Doug Hurley (53) with the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts welcomed to the space station

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have floated into the International Space Station.
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Dragon capsule crew members enter space station

The two US test pilots onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule entered the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The capsule carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken pulled up to the station hours earlier..
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Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken set foot on the space station

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Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have set foot on the International Space Station (ISS), more than two hours after docking with the orbiting laboratory. The pair had to wait for pressure and..
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SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, marking the first..
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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks at ISS with astronauts

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, a milestone in SpaceX's first mission to fly humans.
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Historic SpaceX Capsule 'Endeavour' Docks at The International Space Station

historic spacex capsule 'endeavour' docks at the international space station
The historic SpaceX capsule has docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon spacecraft..
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NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

nasa astronauts head for iss on historic spacex flight
Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit,..
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SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.
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2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL — With thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that..
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How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch of NASA astronauts today

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first humans to launch on a commercial spacecraft: How to stream the historic SpaceX launch.
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Meet Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, SpaceX’s First NASA Astronauts

They’re best friends and veterans of the astronaut corps, and each is married to another astronaut.
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New Era of Spaceflight Set to Unleash Wednesday From Florida’s Space Coast

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as..
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Nasa and SpaceX’s astronaut launch ‘major milestone for global space sector’

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The joint effort by Nasa and SpaceX to send astronauts into space from the US is “a major milestone” for the global space industry, a leading space expert in the UK has said. Robert Behnken and..
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Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL: Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX's first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon..
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SpaceX ready for defining moment with first humans on rocket

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Elon Musk is about to face his biggest test after almost two decades as a space entrepreneur: launching human beings into orbit. If the weather holds and there are no technical issues, a SpaceX Dragon..
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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.
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