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NASA astronauts board spacecraft CreX Dragon back to Earth for the first time this weekend



After two months in space, the first two NASA astronauts to visit the International Commercial Vehicle Space Station are ready to return to Earth – if time cooperates.

Doug Hurley and Bob Benken arrived at the International Space Station on May 31, the day after becoming the first astronaut to launch from Florida, encased in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. But this weekend they have to deal with one of the most challenging aspects of the mission: to leave the space station, to spend hours inside that same capsule, to parachute through the Earth’s atmosphere, and spraying down off the coast of Florida.


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