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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission returns safely from orbit


Reuters

SpaceX capsule with world’s first fully civilian orbital crew crashes down off Florida

(Reuters) – The newly created quartet of citizen astronauts including the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission splashed safely in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first fully civilian crew ever to launch into orbit earthly. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, was parachuted into calm seas around 7 p.m. EDT, shortly before sunset, following an automated re-entry descent, SpaceX showed during a live broadcast. on his YouTube channel. In less than an hour, the four smiling crew members were seen emerging one by one from the capsule’s side hatch after the vehicle, visibly burnt on the outside, was hoisted from the ocean to the deck of ‘a SpaceX salvage ship.

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