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SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission

71 days ago, 1765 views
SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission.

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The Dragon has returned to Earth. SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule parachuted down to the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, successfully capping the first test of a commercial spacecraft that will likely bring astronauts to the International Space Station — possibly in the next year.

The Crew Dragon capsule gently splashed down off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:45 a.m. ET after spending five days docked to the space station. The demonstration mission — which carried no humans but a dummy covered in sensors — is the first of at least one more test that NASA will use to determine if the Dragon capsule passes the space agency's rigid safety standards.

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Oonie's avatar
Oonie - 71 days ago  - (Points 5790)
still pretty cool tho, well done USA
HateLiveLeakNow's avatar
HateLiveLeakNow - 71 days ago  - (Points 717)
no flat eath dudes in here to tell us this is just not possible? haha
Wolff's avatar
Wolff - 71 days ago  - (Points 442)
Blue Origins did better then space ex tho
Cjhew's avatar
Cjhew - 71 days ago  - (Points 181)
if cant land back on like a plane, then its shit.. sorry
orie.lowe's avatar
orie.lowe - 71 days ago  - (Points 1060)
Landing in water again seems like a step backwards.. no?
ward67's avatar
ward67 - 71 days ago  - (Points 259)
people fighting in Middle east while we are about to got other side of the universe, lol
jig's avatar
jig - 71 days ago  - (Points 270)
Elon is a amazing fella.. well done USA