SpaceX Crew Dragon safely returns to Earth | Video

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon has safely returned to Earth. The spacecraft ‘splashed down’ in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon at 14:48 EDT, which is 18:48 UTC.

The Crew Dragon was launched on May 30th and docked at the International Space Station on May 31st. After a mission of little over two months, the capsule undocked from the ISS on August 1st, arriving on Earth just a day later in the Gulf of Mexico.

The ‘splashdown’, as sush landings are called, was the first crewed American landing of it’s kind since 1975, when the last Apollo capsule ‘splashed down’

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