NRC Quest is the west coast droneship support ship for Just Read The Instructions. The ship performs a similar role to GO Quest - the east coast droneship support ship. The ship also plays a vital role in recovering the Cargo Dragon capsule, from the Pacific Ocean, after splashdown from the ISS. The ship has also hauled fairings for GO Ms. Tree to use during offshore helicopter drop tests.
Year Built: 2002
Joined SpaceX Fleet: 2015
Learn more about Dragon Recovery
Dragon is a free-flying spacecraft designed to deliver both cargo and people to orbiting destinations. SpaceX has been flying and then recovering the spacecraft since 2010.
SpaceX is to start recovering a crew version of the capsule using a ship named GO Searcher that is specially outfitted for the job. The cargo variant is recovered by NRC Quest.