Splashdown: SpaceX capsule carrying Nasa astronauts lands safely

US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico after a two-month voyage. The successful splashdown, the first of its kind by Nasa in 45 years, was a final key test of whether Elon Musk’s spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit – a feat no private company has accomplished before
Nasa astronauts aboard SpaceX capsule make first splashdown in 45 years

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