Two U.S. astronauts based on the International Space Station on Saturday gave their farewells as they planned to return to Earth. (Aug. 1)
- Station, this is Houston. Are you ready for the event?
CHRISTOPHER CASSIDY: It was roughly two months ago when we were right at this very hatch and greeted them aboard. And we changed from a crew of three to a crew of five. And we executed two months in fantastic space station science and technical objectives with the spacewalks and robotics that we're very proud of. And we're very happy to have Doug and Bob be part of that.
It's-- it's-- we're a little sad to see them go, but very excited for what it means to our International Space program to add this capability.
--to make mention of this very special flag. It has deep, deep space history, getting deeper, as this flag will return to Earth with the crew, Crew Dragon guys, and spend a little bit of time on Earth, and very soon make a trip to the moon in short order. So Doug, the flag's all yours. It's been a pleasure, and here you go.
DOUGLAS HURLEY: Thanks, Chris.