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SpaceX Dragon leaves space station for NASA crew’s first night takeoff since 1968



CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – SpaceX’s first long-term astronaut mission ends with the Crew Dragon capsule detached from the International Space Station and heading off the coast of Florida in early Sunday (May 2nd).

Dropped into the Dragon capsule, called Sustainability, are four astronauts who will make the first landing on US night in more than 50 years. The crew, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japanese aerospace astronaut Soichi Noguchi are completing a six-month mission to the station.




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