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SpaceX capsule splashes down, bringing 4 astronauts home from 6-month mission -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The four commercial crew astronauts representing NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission are pictured in their Dragon spacesuits for a fit check aboard the International Space Station’s Harmony module on April 21, 2022. ESA (European Spa) is from left.

(Reuters) – The SpaceX third-long-duration astronaut crew returned home early Friday morning. They splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida after months of orbital research that included space-grown chilies and robots.

At the end of a nearly 23-hour flight autonomously from the ISS to the USA, three U.S. NASA astronauts were accompanied by a European Space Agency crewmate. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule was parachuted into calm and dark waters.