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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts return to Earth in rare nighttime splashdown – CNET

Four astronauts, three from NASA and one from JAXA, return after six-month stay on ISS.



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The Crew Dragon astronauts on the recovery ship shortly after landing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
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SpaceX returned four astronauts to Earth early Sunday after a six-month stay on the International Space Station, splashing them down in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the first nighttime US splashdown since Apollo 8 in 1968.
The Crew-1 astronauts, three American and one Japanese, landed near Panama City, Florida, just before 3 a.m. ET. It was the second time humans have returned to…

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