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NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to ISS

NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnkenand Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of…

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NASA Broadcasts First Splashdown of American Astronauts in 45 Years

NASA is broadcasting the return of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from the International Space Station – the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. Ongoing live coverage is airing on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Their return began at 7:35 p.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 1, when the Crew…

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CREW DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION

CREW DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION

On Saturday, May 30, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the…

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