On Monday, SpaceX returned four astronauts to earth concluding a 200-day International Space Station mission. The mission began last spring and their capsule fell through the night sky like a meteor before parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico. Recovery boats swiftly moved in with spotlights off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.
Within an hour all four astronauts were out of the capsule and SpaceX Mission Control radioed “on behalf of SpaceX, welcome home to Planet Earth,” The total trip from the International Space Station to the ground was almost 8 hours. SpaceX is ready to launch the next four astronauts as early as Wednesday night.
The replacements were actually supposed to launch first, but NASA delayed the launch due to bad weather and an astronaut’s undisclosed medical condition. The duties on the station are left to a lone American and two Russian astronauts.
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