Washington, DC 3rd August, 2020: Former President Barack Obama on Sunday welcomed the historic NASA-SpaceX mission on their return to the earth.
Obama shared a picture on his twitter account with saying that ” Welcome home, @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug! We launched the Commercial Crew program to strengthen our U.S. space program and it’s been great to see its success. This historic NASA-SpaceX mission is a symbol of what American ingenuity and inventiveness can achieve”.
Two American astronauts have splashed down, as the first commercial crewed mission to the International Space Station returned to Earth.
The SpaceX Dragon Capsule carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken came down in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Pensacola on Florida’s Gulf coast.
A recovery vessel moved in to pick up the vehicle and extricate the men.
The touchdown marks the first crewed US water landing since the final outing of an Apollo command module 45 years ago.