SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth from ISS

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule returned to Earth NASA's astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on 2 August after a mission at the International Space Station for two months.

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The mission that started on 30 May carrying NASA astronauts on board of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket  with has come to an end on Sunday. Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico waters off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.

There has not been a crewed US water landing for 45 years, since the final outing of an Apollo command module in 1975 when NASA astronauts Tom Stafford, Vance Brand and Deke Slayton wrapped up the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project by splashing down in the middle of the Pacific.

On 30 May, the United States had the first human spaceflight launched from US soil in 9 years. Falcon 9 of SpaceX launched Crew Dragon demonstration mission to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying two NASA astronauts.

Since 2011, NASA has been reliant on Russian space rockets for sending its astronauts to outer space. On Sunday, Russia's space agency Roscosmos congratulated SpaceX over its successful launch of a manned rocket.

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