To really make sure the capsule is capable of handling a lot of stress and then some, the capsule that the test will be carried on is the same one that has now landed back on Earth; of course, the Crew Dragon will be refurbished before its next test mission.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine hailed the splashdown, saying it "marked another milestone in a new era of human spaceflight".
Steve Stich, the crew program's deputy manager with NASA, said the vehicle was doing well after the splash-down. The capsule safely landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, from where it was quickly scooped up by an awaiting recovery vessel. The live stream showed its protective shell had been weathered from intense heat during re-entry.
The crew capsule did not have any humans aboard, just a test dummy named Ripley, a reference to the lead character in the "Alien" movies.
Ever since the USA shuttle program ended in 2011, astronauts - both American and those from other nations - have been dependent on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to go to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon linked with the station autonomously, being the first American spacecraft ever to do so in this manner.
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"He's going to welcome us aboard, probably, when we get there", Behnken said Friday during a NASA TV broadcast.
The launch systems are aimed at ending USA reliance on Russian Soyuz rockets for $80 million-per-seat rides to the $100 billion orbital research laboratory, which flies about 250 miles (400 km) above earth.
No people flew on board to the International Space Station.
The short-notice solicitation, posted on February 13, "provides flexibility and back-up capability" as the companies build their rocket-and-capsule launch systems.
Another goal of the U.S. is to stop their dependence on Russian "Soyuz" rockets and since the success of SpaceX's "Crew Dragon", NASA has awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co a total of $US6.8 billion to build a competing rocket and capsule system.
Both systems must give NASA two independent means - and at a lower cost than that of the Space Shuttle Program - to access the ISS by 2020.
Privately owned SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp, was founded in 2002 by Musk, who is also a co-founder of electric auto maker Tesla Inc.