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SpaceX Dragon leaves the space station for NASA’s first nocturnal crew splashdown since 1968



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX’s first long-running astronaut mission is nearing completion, with a Crew Dragon capsule disconnected from the International Space Station and heading for a splashdown off the coast of Florida early Sunday (May 2).

Strapped inside the Dragon capsule, called Resilience, are four astronauts who will make the first American night water landing in more than 50 years. The crew, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, complete a six-month mission to the station.




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