19-Hour Descent, SpaceX Splash Down Successful

August 2, 2020

By: Staff Report

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashed down safely today, off the coast of Pensacola Florida, from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. A 19-hour descent to earth.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is the first private spacecraft to carry humans into orbit. The launch also marks the first time in nearly a decade that NASA astronauts have launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the first re-entry splashdown in 45-years.

“By encouraging industry to provide human transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit, NASA can expand its focus on building spacecraft and rockets for deep space missions,” the space agency said. 

Welcome home Doug and Bob,

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