‘Thanks For Flying SpaceX’ – Return Of NASA Astronauts Is The Spaceflight Future We’ve All Been Waiting For

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully splashed down back on Earth, the culmination of a historic 63-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that might just change spaceflight as we know

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Their flight, on California-based company SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle, makes SpaceX only the fourth entity in the world – and the first commercial one – to send humans to orbit and back. “What this heralds is fundamentally a new era in spaceflight and space exploration,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a press conference following the successful splashdown. “We’re going to go to the Moon, have a base on the Moon, send people to Mars, and make life multiplanetary.

Behnken and Hurley had launched on Crew Dragon back on May 30, a major moment in American spaceflight as human launches returned to U. S. soil for the first time since the final Space Shuttle flight in July 2011.

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