SpaceX Crew Nighttime Splashdown

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The four astronauts of SpaceX's first long-duration crewed flight splashed down early Sunday morning off the coast of Panama City, Florida. It was the first time astronauts attempted a nighttime splashdown since 1968, when the crew of Apollo 8 landed in the dark waters of the Pacific Ocean. The SpaceX crew departed the International Space Station at 8:35 PM EDT on Saturday, May 1 aboard the Dragon capsule called Resilience. The recovery crews have already recovered a Cargo vehicle at night. According to NASA's commercial crew program manager Steve Stitch, the Cargo and Crew Dragon capsules are virtually identical. More details here.

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