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Crew Dragon splashes down to end Crew-1 mission
Posted: Sun, May 2, 2021, 11:12 AM ET (1512 GMT)
Crew Dragon Crew-1 capsule after splashdown (NASA/Bill Ingalls) A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico in the early morning hours Sunday, returning four astronauts from the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft undocked from the station at 8:35 pm EDT Saturday (0035 GMT Sunday) and splashed down off the coast from Panama City, Florida, at 2:56 am EDT (0656 GMT) Sunday. The spacecraft returned to Earth NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The splashdown concluded the five-and-a-half-month Crew-1 mission, the first operational commercial crew mission.
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