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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Four astronauts return to Earth in a pre-dawn SpaceX capsule splashdown

Four astronauts return to Earth in a pre-dawn SpaceX capsule splashdown

While most of the U.S. was sleeping on Saturday night into Sunday morning, four astronauts aboard the International Space Station made the journey back home.

NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, and Shannon Glover, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), boarded their SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, at 8:35 p.m. ET on Saturday. Six and a half hours later, all four were safely back on Earth, splashing down off the coast of Florida at 2:56 a.m. ET.

The timing of their arrival is notable here. This was the first nighttime splashdown for a crewed U.S. spacecraft since the Apollo 8 returned to Earth in 1968. Read more...

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