Four astronauts strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule safely splashed down into glasslike waters off the Florida coast early Sunday, wrapping up their six-month mission to the International Space Station.
After departing the night before, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, and Shannon Walker were lowered into the Gulf of Mexico under the safety of four main parachutes at 2:57 a.m. Eastern time. SpaceX boats stationed near Panama City quickly swarmed the capsule, named Resilience, and prepped for recovery.
“On behalf of NASA and SpaceX teams, we welcome you back to planet Earth and thanks for flying SpaceX,” a Crew Operations and Resources Engineer, or CORE, said during the live webcast. “For those of you enrolled in
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