SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down off Florida

2021-05-02 18:08:16Xinhua Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four Crew-1 astronauts parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida early Sunday, completing a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The spacecraft, named Resilience, splashed down at 2:56 a.m. Eastern Time (0656 GMT) Sunday.

The Crew-1 mission, which consists of NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, undocked from the ISS at 8:35 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday (0035 GMT Sunday) to start the journey home.

Crew-1 is the first of six crewed missions NASA and SpaceX will fly as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. 

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