SpaceX returned four astronauts from the International Space Station in a rare nighttime splashdown of The Dragon Capsule and the video is now going viral. It marks the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot. The splashdown took place in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City before 3 a.m. This ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.
SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth. Watch Video:
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 2, 2021
A Fun GIF Showing Astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Reaction Was Shared By NASA:
How we feel knowing that the astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission have safely returned to our home planet. 💙 pic.twitter.com/CANUXMar9B
— NASA's Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) May 2, 2021
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