A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule soared back from outer space and made a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico, returning four astronauts from a record-setting mission to the International Space Station.
NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 have returned to Earth from the International Space Station. It was NASA's first splashdown in darkness since Apollo 8 returned in 1968. Earlier attempts had to be abandoned due to dangerously high winds. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Four astronauts who travelled to the ISS on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule are welcomed by the outgoing astronauts. Frenchman Thomas Pesquet is the first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to ride in the Crew Dragon spacecraft.Frenchman Thomas Pesquet is the first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to ride in the Crew Dragon spacecraft, which was designed by billionaire technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company.Also on board is Nasa’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, and Jaxa’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Akihiko Hoshide on his second mission to the ISS.The capsule came in to dock at around 10.19am UK time.The rocket and capsule launched from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida just before 11am UK time on Friday.It is the third launch for Nasa’s Commercial Crew programme, which relies on private sector companies operating from the US, in less than a year.
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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has become the first European to blast off into space on a rocket and capsule system designed by SpaceX.The 43-year-old European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut is joined by Nasa’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur and Jaxa’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Akihiko Hoshide on his second mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Euronews space correspondent and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano has sent the latest instalment of Space Chronicles, a series in which he documents his experiences on the International Space Station (ISS) over a six-month period.