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In pics | SpaceX Dragon Capsule carrying two NASA astronauts makes first splashdown in 45 years

Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken have returned after spending 64 days in space.

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken returned to Earth on August 2 in their SpaceX Dragon capsule. The duo landed in their SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexico. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space. It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carry people to and from orbit. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken returned to Earth on August 2 in their SpaceX Dragon capsule. The duo landed in their SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexico. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space. It was the first splashdown by US astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carry people to and from orbit. (Image: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare to return to earth on a SpaceX capsule, August 2. (SpaceX via AP)

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken return to earth on a SpaceX capsule on August 2. (Image: SpaceX via AP)

The SpaceX capsule splashes down August 2, in the Gulf of Mexico. (Cory Huston/ NASA via AP)

The SpaceX capsule splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico. (Image: Cory Huston/ NASA via AP)

NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester, left, and NASA astronaut and Crew Recovery Chief Shane Kimbrough, along with other NASA and SpaceX support teams onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship, prepare for the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, August 2, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester, left, and NASA astronaut and Crew Recovery Chief Shane Kimbrough, along with other NASA and SpaceX support teams onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship, prepare for the landing of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola. (Image: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is lifted onto the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, August 2. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is lifted onto the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after it landed with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola. (Image: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola, August 2. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola, August 2. (Image: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronaut Robert Behnken gives a thumbs up to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola to return him and NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley home to Houston, August 2. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronaut Robert Behnken gives a thumbs up to onlookers as he boards a plane at Naval Air Station Pensacola to return him and NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley home to Houston, August 2. (Image: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken prepare to depart their helicopter at Naval Air Station Pensacola, August 2. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken while departing their helicopter at Naval Air Station Pensacola on August 2. (Image: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

First Published on Aug 3, 2020 02:48 pm
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