NASA astronauts splash down in SpaceX Dragon capsule, capping historic mission

SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour capsule descends into the Gulf of Mexico at the end of its demonstration mission to the International Space Station. (NASA Photo / Bill Ingalls) The first mission to send NASA astronauts into orbit on a commercially owned spaceship came back down to Earth today with the […]


WHO: Space X, NASA and astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley

WHAT: Space X’s Dragon capsule safely delivered NASA astronauts to the space station and returned them safely back home.

WHERE: The dragon Capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida.

WHY IT’S DISRUPTIVE: The US hasn’t been able to send astronauts to the space station since the retirement of the space shuttles. Space X and others are working to fill that gap. NASA is now relying on commercial space endeavors to fill the gap. Expect this to be the norm.

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