US Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office
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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’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”..
Astronauts describe trip home aboard SpaceX capsule and what they would do differently next timeMark 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..
Astronauts on return to Earth in Dragon capsuleNASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley discuss their return to Earth, two days after returning from orbit on SpaceX's dragon capsule. (Aug. 4)
SpaceX: Nasa crew describe rumbles and jolts of return to EarthBob Behnken and Doug Hurley describe returning to Earth from the ISS in SpaceX's vehicle.
Astronauts talk about successful SpaceX mission and splashdownNASA 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..
SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 yearsCAPE 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..
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.
SpaceX capsule and NASA astronauts return to Earth in first splashdown since 1975Doug 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..
SpaceX 's Crew Dragon Endeavour capsule splashes down off Florida coastAstronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken spent a little over two months on the International Space Station.
Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdownDoug Hurley and Bob Behnken's SpaceX capsule will make the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.
SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts HomeBob Behnken and Doug Hurley are getting ready to splash down after two months in orbit.
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 damageSpaceX 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..
SpaceX's historic 1st crewed mission set to end on Aug. 2NASA 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...
History-making astronauts aboard the International Space Station discuss return to EarthBob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history by becoming the first NASA astronauts to pilot a private spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap batteriesAstronauts 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..
Astronauts speak from International Space StationNewly 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)
ISRO congratulates NASA, SpaceX on historic launch of Dragon spacecraftEarlier on Sunday, SpaceX announced the successful docking of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (49) and Doug Hurley (53) with the International Space Station.
SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts welcomed to the space stationDoug Hurley and Bob Behnken have floated into the International Space Station.
Dragon capsule crew members enter space stationThe 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..
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken set foot on the space stationNasa 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..
SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space StationJust 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 astronautsAstronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, a milestone in SpaceX's first mission to fly humans.
Historic SpaceX Capsule 'Endeavour' Docks at The International Space StationThe 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..
NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flightTwo 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,..
SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second trySpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.
2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launchCAPE 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..
How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch of NASA astronauts todayNASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first humans to launch on a commercial spacecraft: How to stream the historic SpaceX launch.
Meet Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, SpaceX’s First NASA AstronautsThey’re best friends and veterans of the astronaut corps, and each is married to another astronaut.
New Era of Spaceflight Set to Unleash Wednesday From Florida’s Space CoastKENNEDY 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..
Nasa and SpaceX’s astronaut launch ‘major milestone for global space sector’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..
Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launchCAPE 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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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic missionDoug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.