SpaceX crew land nighttime splashdown on Earth after historic ISS mission

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SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first US crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3am local time, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

The crew – three American astronauts and one Japanese – set a new record. Their 167-day mission was the longest for astronauts launching from the US.

Read more on this story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/05/02/watch-spacex-crews-nighttime-splashdown-earth-historic-iss-mission/

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