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.
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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Four astronauts from three countries are preparing to leave Earth aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, marking the third-ever crewed flight for Elon Musk’s company, and the first from SpaceX to make use of a previously flown rocket booster and spacecraft. CNN’s Rachel Crane reports from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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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
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