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SpaceX Capsule With NASA Astronauts Returns To Earth:- The first crewed spaceship of USA which is in the International Space Station for a decade returned back safely to the earth on Sunday and it splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. The mission was carried out jointly by NASA and SpaceX that made sure that the United States has the capacity to send their austronauts to space and can bring them back to earth. The SpaceX splashed into the water of Pensacola in Florida at 2:48 PM which is trailed by four of its main parachutes. Since 1975, SpaceX is the first water landing project taken by US spaceship after the Apollo Soyuz mission.
"Thanks for flying @SpaceX."— NASA (@NASA) August 2, 2020
Current Location: Planet Earth
A 2:48pm ET, @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug splashed down, marking the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. #LaunchAmerica pic.twitter.com/zO3KlNwxU3
Pilot Doug Hurley says that is their honor and privilege. A number of civilian boats landed as the recovery ship sped to the capsule and hoisted it abroad. There was a delay in the hatch opening as a team was working to stop the leak of rocket fuel vapor. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said that they are entering into the new era of human spaceflight and NASA is no longer a purchaser and operator. USA President Donald Trump was in Florida for the launch of capsule two months ago and he lauded the safe return now. "Great to have NASA Astronauts return to Earth after very successful two month mission. Thank you to all!" posted Trump.
Great to have NASA Astronauts return to Earth after very successful two month mission. Thank you to all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2020