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>> IT’S OPENING UP [ ♪♪♪ ] “DISCOVERY” CLEARS THE TOWER >> IT’S COMING >> DEPLIGHTS FOLLOWING IN OUR FOOTSTEPS [ ♪♪♪ ] GOOD EVENING THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE ON NASA TV YOU ARE GETTING A LIVE FIELD FROM ELLINGTON FIELD DOWN FROM THE SPACE CENTER FROM THE JOHNSON STREAM AIRCRAFT DOUG HURLEY AND BOB BEHNKEN ON BOARD LANDING FROM A 64 DAY NATION ABOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION THANK YOU ARE FOR JOINING U I’M GARY JORDAN, COMING TO YOU FROM DOWN THE STREET IN MISSION CONTROL CENTRE, WHERE WE HAVE 24/7 OPERATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, SWITCHING ROOMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS WE ARE AWAITING FOR THE CREW TO GET OUT OF THE PLANE THEY ARE WITH THEIR FAMILIES, THEY TOUCHED DOWN 6:27 P.M CENTRAL TIME IN ELLINGTON FIVE HOURS AGO THEY WERE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO SPLASHING DOWN OFF THE POST OF PENCIC OLEA — PENSACOLA GETTING GREAT VIEWS FROM THE GULF STREAM WE ARE SPECT TO HEAR WORDS FROM THEM AS THEY ARE SITUATED IN FRONT OF THEM IS A GROUP OF VIPS BOB BEHNKEN ON THE LEFT DOUG HURLEY ON THE RIGHT [ CLAPPING ]

>> WE SHOULD HEAR WORD FROM THEM SHORTLY [ CHEERING ] [ CLAPPING ] >> >> GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING I’M THE DIRECTOR OF JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, NASA THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT ELLINGTON FIELD FOR THE RETURN OF OUR NASA STRAUTS AFTER A STELLAR — ASTRONAUTS AFTER A STELLAR MISSION, DOUG AND BOB, WELCOME HOME GREAT TO SEE YOU GUYS [ CLAPPING ] WE WERE EXCITED TO SEE YOU SPLASH DOWN AND HAPPY TO SEE YOU ON EARTH HERE IN HOUSTON, ON BEHALF OF ALL THE EMPLOYEES OF NASA AND JSC WE CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR HISTORIC MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION MANY OF US HIGHER ARE COMMITTED TO THE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF HUMAN EXPLORATION, BUT YOU AND OTHERS MAKE IT POSSIBLE I DID WANT TO MENTION A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TODAY IN THE AUDIENCE WE HAVE CATHY LEADERS THE NEW HEAD OF OPERATION NATION DIRECTORATE AND [ CLAPPING ] >> >> AND STEVE, THE PROGRAMME MANAGER C.C. P PROGRAMME TODAY IS THE CULMINATION OF AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK BY YOU AND YOUR TEAMS TO ENABLE THE UNITED STATES TO LAUNCH ASTRONAUTS FROM THE UNITED STATES THAN YOU AND OUR TEAMS VERY MUCH [ CLAPPING ] ALL RIGHT, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO I’D LIKE TO HAND IT OVER TO BOB AND DOUG FOR COMMENT >> ALL RIGHT, WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND RIGHT NOW, FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE, YOU K IT’S NOT PLEASANT STANTING FOR A FEW — STANDING FOR A FEW HOURS AFTER COMING BACK FIVE HOURS AGO WE WERE BOBBING AROUND IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, FEELS GOOD TO HAVE GOT THIS FAR IN FIVE HOURS THE BIGGEST THING WE’D BOTH LIKE TO TALK ABOUT IS TO THANK – YOU CAN SEE STEVE AND KATHY AND ELON, THIS HAS BEEN WIGHT AN ODYSSEY — QUITE AN ODYSSEY THE LAST FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT YEARS – FIVE YEARS SINCE BOB AND I STARTED WORKING ON THIS PROGRAM AND TO BE WHERE WE ARE NOW, THE FIRST FLIGHT OF DRAGON IS UNBELIEVABLE WE SAID IT BEFORE, A TREMENDOUS PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THE PROGRAMME, TO BE PART OF THE NASA, AND TO SPEND TWO MONTHS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST OFFICERS, CREW MATES, ASTRONAUTS CHRISTOPHER CASSIDY – THIS WAS A PLEASURE FOR BOTH OF US I AM SURE BOB WILL TALK ABOUT THE SPACE WALKS TO SEE THE TWO WALK ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, YOU WILL NOT SEE ANYTHING LIKE THAT AGAIN IT’S AMAZING TO BE PART OF THAT THE FLIGHT OF DRAGON ON FALCON, AND THE RE-ENTRY IT’S A PROCESS, AS I SAID, FIVE HOURS AGO WE WERE IN A SPACE SHIP BOBBING AROUND MAKING PHONE CALLS TO WHOEVER WE COULD GET A HOLD OF WHICH WAS KIND OF FUN SAT PHONE. D US THE BILL FOR THE WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU COMING TO SAY HI AND WELCOMING US BACK IT’S A LITTLE OVERWHELMING TO SEE EVERYONE HERE, CONSIDERING THE THINGS THAT HAVE GONE ON THE LAST FEW MONTHS SINCE WE’VE BEEN OFF-PLANET THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING TO STAY HIGH AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE A LOT OF THIS MISSION WITH YOU IN A FEW MONTHS HOPEFULLY IF NOT SOONER THANK YOU AGAIN [ CLAPPING ] >> FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR EVERYBODY THAT CAME OUT TODAY I KNOW WITH ALL THE CHALLENGES, EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK IT’S NOT TRIVIAL TO GET THIS MANY PEOPLE HERE, TO BE CLOSE AND CELEBRATE WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.FOR DOUG AND I, TH WE ARE MOST EXCITED ABOUT, HAVING ACCOMPLISHED WITH THIS MISSION IS ON THE SIGN WHERE IT SAYS LAUNCH AMERICA, AND LAND AMERICA TODAY AS WE WENT THROUGH OUR YEARS AS ASTRONAUTS HERE AT THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER WE GOT TO LIVE THROUGH A BIG CHUNK OF THE SHUTTLE ERA, AND A BIG CHUNK OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE SPACE STATION, WHEN THE SPACE STATION RETIRED, WHEN DOUG TOOK THE FINAL FLIGHT THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT HAVING THAT CAPABILITY TO LAUNCH AND BRING YOUR OWN ASTRONAUTS HOME, AND WE WENT THROUGH A LOT

OF YEARS WITHOUT THAT CAPABILITY, AND WE ARE SUPER PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A SMALL PART OF THE TEAM T ACCOMPLISHED BRINGING THOSE FLIGHTS BACK TO THE FLORIDA COAST AND BRINGING THE CAPABILITY BACK TO AMERICA AS DOUG MENTIONED WHICH HAVE THE LUXURY OF HAVING A SUPER CREW ON BOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WITH CHRIS CASSIDY WITH ANATOLY IVANISHIN THEY TOOK WONDERFUL CARE OF US I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING WE COULD HAVE HAD MORE IN PLACE AND READY WHEN WE ARRIVED THAN WHAT CHRIS SET UP FOR US WE ARE THANKFUL FOR HIM AND HIS WORK TO MAKE THINGS LOOK EASY FOR US WE DIDN’T HAVE THE FULL TRAINING WE HAD AN ABBREVIATED FLOW, AND GOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE CARE OF THE SPACE STATION AS WE ACCOMPLISHED THIS DESTINATION, WE PROUD OF THAT, AND HAPPY IT DIDN’T BECOME A DISTRACTION WE WERE ABILITY ACCOMPLISH — WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION, GET DRAGONS CERTIFIED TO BE READY FOR OUR RETURN HOME WHEN THE TIME CAME TO DO THAT SO IT WORKED OUT WONDERFULLY SO TODAY, WHEN WE GOT THE WAKE-UP CALLS FROM THE BOYS TELLING US A BIT OF ABOUT WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO, WHICH WAS US COMING HOME IN THREO’S CASE GETTING A NEW DOG, IT WAS A WONDERFUL MORNING AND WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED IT AGAIN, I THINK THIS KIND OF COMES FULL CIRCLE THE URGE TO GET HERE, WE BROUGHT THE CAPABILITY BACK TO AMERICA AND CAME HOME SAFELY TO OUR FAMILIES, IT TOOK A LOT OF PEOPLE A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE IT HAPPY TO CASE, THANK YOU FOR THAT THE RIGHT HAND MAN HISTORY, WE APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK THAT YOU ALL HAD TO GO THROUGH TO ENSURE THAT THE CONTRACTORS, IN THIS CASE, THE SPACEX TEAM CAN UNDERSTAND NASA, AND WHAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE IN PLACE, TO HAVE HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT BE SAFE IN THE WAY THAT WE WANTED TO OPERATE IT FOR THE SPACEX TAXI WE COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR A WONDERFUL TEAM TO WORK WITH WE DEFINITELY ARE OLD DOGS, AND LIKE SOME OF OUR OLD TRICKS, IT’S NOT ALWAYS BECAUSE LAZY, SOMETIMES IT’S BECAUSE WE DID IT BEFORE, WE KNOW THE SOLUTION AND TRY TO SHARE IT AS WE GO FORWARD TO FURTHER ACTIVITIES WHETHER IT’S TO THE MOON OR BEYOND, WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO SHARE WHAT NASA KNOWS WITH A CONTRACTOR TEAM MAYBE WE WERE NOT THERE FIVE OR TIX YEARS AGO BY — FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO, BY THE TIME WE WERE THERE AND RETURNED THERE WAS A TIGHT RELATIONSHIP WE WORKED TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED WITH THAT I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT CELEBRATING THIS VICTORY WITH DOUG AND I AND RECOGNISING A SMALL PART OF WHAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED THANK YOU ALL >> >> THANKS AGAIN WE’LL SEE YOU AROUND JSC ONE LAST TIME LET’S THANK THESE GUYS FOR THE INCREDIBLE MISSION THEY DID FOR NASA THANK YOU [ CLAPPING ] >> BEN AND DOUG HURLEY PROVIDING — BOB BEHNKEN AND DOUG HURLEY PROVIDING BRIEF COMMESENTS NASA MEMBERS PRESENT MANY THAT WORKED ON THIS MISSION BOB BEHNKEN AND DOUG HURLEY WILL BOARD GROUND TRANSPORTATION, MAKING THEIR WAY TO CREW MEDICAL FACILITIES OR ON THEIR WAY HOME TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS WE HAVE MORE PROGRAMMING TO GET BACK TO LIVE AT ELLINGTON FIELD, MORE VIPS PRESIDENT SENATE DIRECTOR MARK GUYER HERE WE GO [ CLAPPING ] >> I CAN TELL I’M NOT ALLOWED TO HOLD THE MICROPHONE THAT’S HARD TO DO I’LL TAKE MY MASK OFF FOR A FEW SECONDS HERE AND SAY THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE THAT PARTICIPATED IN THIS

WE SAW BOB AND DOUG, ALL OF US WILL HAVE MEMBERS FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES WHEN THEY LAUNCHED WE’LL HAVE MEMORIES OF THE DAY THEY DIDN’T LAUNCH, AND THREE DAYS LATER COMING BACK AND DOING THE WHOLE THING AGAIN NOT KNOWING IF THEY WERE GOING TO GO 50/50 ON THE WEATHER, AND SURE ENOUGH THE SKY OPENEDED WE LAUNCHED BOB AND DOUG I WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT WHAT CHAMPIONS THEY ARE BEYOND BEING THE FIRST CREW TO FLY ON DRAGON IT GOES BEYOND THAT IT WAS A TEST FLIGHT THEY KNEW THAT THEY WERE GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING A LOT OF SEPARATIONS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FOR A PERIOD OF MONTHS, TO INCOMPLUD WHAT ENDED — INCLUDE WHAT ENDED UP BEING FOUR SPACE WALKS, SPENDING THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, AND FLYING BACK, AMAZINGLY COMING OFF, RIGHT NOW, AFTER BEING, AFTER 63 DAYS, COMING OFF THE JETS, SITTING DOWN AND DOING A PUBLIC EVENT I GOTTA TELL YOU I’VE NOT FLOWN INTO SPACE, IT’S NOT NORMALLY DONE, IT’S DIFFICULT, BUT THEY WANTED TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ON THIS MOMENTOUS OCCASION, AND YOU CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS FOR THE COUNTRY TO HAVE ACCESS TO SPACE AGAIN FROM MY OWN SOIL AGAIN, I KNOW THEY LEFT CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB AND DOUG, AND THEIR FAMILIES, WHAT AN AMAZING DAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I WOULD ALSO SAY THAT WHAT WE SAW A THE BEGINNING OF WHAT WILL BE A WHOLE LOT MORE ACTIVITY IN THE FUTURE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT COMMERCIAL CREW, WE’LL GO TO THE DRAGONS WE’LL GO FROM DEVELOPMENT IN OPERATION WE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO LEARN AND MODIFY THEY CONDUCT TRANSITION FROM DEVELOPMENT TO OPERATIONS WILL BE A CHALLENGE IF THE NASA TEAM IS UP FOR IT IT GOES BEYOND THAT WE NEED TO GIVE STAR LINER FLYING, AND WE HAVE TO GET ORION FLYING, AND STARSHIP FLY OF COURSE, AND WE HAVE TO GET A LOT OF STARS ABSOLUTELY LOOK, THERE IS A LOT TO DO IN FRONT OF US HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW WE KNOW THAT WHEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COME TOGETHER IN A BIPARTISAN WAY AND FUND NASA, AMAZING THINGS CAN HAPPEN RIGHT NOW BEFORE THE HOUSE IN THE SENATE WE HAVE THE BIGGEST BUDGET REQUEST IN NASA HISTORY BY THE WAY, RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THE BIGGEST BUDGET NASA HAD IN NOMINAL DOLLARS APOLLO MIGHT HAVE US BEAT WE ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION NEXT YEAR, IF WE GET THE BUDGET REQUEST BEFORE US, NEXT YEAR, WE’LL GO UP IN ORDER OF NAING NI MAG NI — MAGNITUDE TODAY WE WERE IN THE LOWER ORBIT BUT IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS WE WANT TO FLY TO THE MOON, NOT ONE OR TWICE, BUT SUSTAINABLY WITH A PURPOSE WE ARE GOING TO THE MOON SUSTAINABLY, WE ARE GOING TO LEARN TO LIVE AND WORK ON ANOTHER WORLD FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME AND USE THE RESOURCES OF THE MOON TO LIVE AND WORK, AND WE’LL TAKE ALL OF THAT KNOWLEDGE ON TO MARS THAT’S WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH BECAUSE OF THE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE FOR THE WGEMENT WE HAVE NOW WHAT I’M ASKING A LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE WITH WHAT WE HAVE, IF YOU FIND FUND US AT THE BUDGET REQUEST LEX WE’LL WE BEEN THE MOON, AND SUCCESSFULLY ON THE MAN WITH THE COMMERCIAL PARTNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS TODAY IS AN AMAZING DAY, AN HISTORICAL DAY IT’S BEEN NINE YEARS SINCE AMERICA LAWN LAUNCHED AND LANDED ON THEIR OWN SURFACE FOR THE NEXT STEP WE’LL GO FROM THE MOON TO MARS THIS IS ABOUT MOMENTUM IT STARTS TODAY AND FINISHES WHEN WE BUT PUTT AN AMERICAN FLAG ON MARS I HAVE THE HONOR OF INTRODUCING SOMEONE, HELPING US ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION I SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, NOOSA IS ONE CUSTOMER OF MANY CUSTOMERS IN A ROBUST COMMERCIAL PLACE, AND WE WANT TO HAVE NUMEROUS PROVIDERS THAT COMPETE ON COST, INNOVATION AND SAFETY THERE WAS A MOMENT, NOT EVEN A YEAR AGO – YOU CAN TELL ME HOW LONG AGO IT WAS, WHEN THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES, WE MIGHT HAVE HAD DISAGREEMENTS ON PARACHUTES, MAYBE WE NEED TO CHANGE THE TITANIUM BUS OF ITS REACTIVITY WITH

NITROGEN TRIS OXIDE I SENSED A TWEET WE HAD A NUMBER OF DIALOGUES, I SENT A TWEET SAYING IT’S TIME TO DELIVER, I TWEETED IT AT ELON IN FACT I WANT TO TELL YOU, YOU RESPONDED ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENTLY, AND YOU HAVE, IN FACT, DELIVEREDS YOU HAVE DELIVERED BEYOND ANYTHING ANY OF US WOULD HAVE EXPECTED AND I WOULD SAY THAUL AWE THE REPORTS I’M GETTING FROM ALL THE TEAMS ON THE COMMICIAL CREW IS THAT THIS MISSION WENT AS GOOD AS WE COULD HAVE HOPED WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE TEAM AT SPACE E THE GREAT TEAM IN THE PROGRAMME, AND ALL OF THE OPERATORS HELPING US TO GET TO THIS POINT I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ELON MUSK, THE TIME IS YOURS [ CLAPPING ] [ CHEERING ] THANK YOU AFTER THOSE GREAT WORDS SPOKEN, I’M NOT SURE I HAVE MUCH TO ADD AFTER BOB AND JIM I DO THINK WHAT THIS TELLS US REALLY FUNDAMENTALLY IS A NEW ERA IN SPACE FLIGHT, A NEW ERA IN SPACE EXPLORATION, WE’LL GO TO THE MOON, HAVE A BASE ON THE MOON SEND PEOPLE TO FARCE AND MAKE LIFE MULTIPLANETARY, THIS DAY HERALDS A NEW AGE OF SPACE EXPLORATION IT WAS ET RESULTS OF AN — WAS THE RESULT OF AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK FROM THE SPACE CENTER AND N.A.S.A. – HEY, CATHY SO MUCH, 18 YEARS, IT’S BEEN 18 YEARS TO FINALLY FLY PEOPLE TO ORBIT AND BACK THANK GOODNESS I THINK THAT’S MY ENTIRE ADRENALINE JUST DUMPED THANK GOD I’M NOT VERY RELIGIOUS, BUT I PRAYED FOR THIS ONE ONCE AGAIN, THANKS EVERYWHERE, SPACEX, NASA EVERYONE AIR FORCE, THAT PLAYED A ROLE SUPPLIERS THANKS AGAIN THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE WHOLE WORLD CAN TAKE PLEASURE IN AND LOOK AT THIS AS AN ACHIEVEMENT OF HUMANITY, AND THESE ARE DIFFICULT TIMES WHEN – THERE’S NOT THIS MUCH GOOD NEW, THIS IS ONE EVER THOSE THINGS THAT IS UNIVERSALLY GOOD NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE THIS IS A GOOD THING, AND I HOPE IT BRIGHTENS YOUR DAY THANK YOU [ CLAPPING ] >> >> THANK YOU THANK YOU JIM AND ELON FOR THOSE INSPIRING WORDS ALL OF US ARE HERE BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THIS COUNTY, IN EXPLORING SPACE WE BELIEVE IN HUMAN TIES, EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM THIS IS A PHIAL STONE MOMENT, AN HONOR TO BE HERE THANK YOU FOR COMING AND THE WORK FOR NASA AND THE MISSION THAT WE DO THANK YOU >> AND THAT WRAPS UP TODAY’S WELCOME HOME EVENT BOB AND DOUG, THE SPACE DADS BACK IN HOUSTON TO REUNITE WITH THEIR FAMILY NOW THAT THEY ARE BACK IN HOUSTON, WE WANT TO HEAR WELCOME HOME MESSAGES THAT YOU HAVE USE THE HASHTAG LAUNCH AMERICA ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATT FORMS, SEND A MESSAGE, WHETHER A VIDEO OR A PHOTO WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU WELCOMING BOB AND DOUG BACK THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, BOB AND DOUG WILL ENJOY MUCH-NEEDED REST UNTIL WE HEAR FROM THEM IN TWO DAYS, AUGUST 4TH, JOIN US AGAIN 4:30 P.M. EASTERN, 3:30 CENTRAL FOR A NEWS CONFERENCE WITH THE CREW THAT CONCLUDES OUR COVERAGE, AND WELCOME HOME CEREMONY, THIS IS MISSION CONTROL HOUSTON

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