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May 2, 2021

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Space.com

A SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts returned to Earth early Sunday (May 2) with an ocean splashdown off the Florida coast, successfully completing the company’s first full-fledged crewed mission to the International Space Station.

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s first long-duration astronaut mission is coming to an end, with a Crew Dragon capsule undocking from the International Space Station and headed for a splashdown off the coast of Florida early Sunday (May 2). Strapped …

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Washington Post

The spacecraft was over the country of Mali when it separated from the space station. The primary landing zone is in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida near Panama City.

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Phys.Org

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3 a.m., ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company. It was an express trip home, lasting just 6 1/2 hours. The astronauts, three American …

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Washington Post

For those of you enrolled in our frequent-flier program, you’ve earned 68 million miles on this voyage.” Story continues below advertisement.

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NPR

“Since Ingenuity remains in excellent health, we plan to use it to benefit future aerial platforms while prioritizing and moving forward with the Perseverance rover team’s near-term science goals,” he added. NASA’s …

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Washington Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts departed the International Space Station late Saturday, aiming for a rare nighttime splashdown to end the company’s second crew flight. It would be the first U.S. splashdown in darkness …

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Patch.com

SEATTLE — The Eta Aquariid meteor shower that’s firing off shooting stars right now isn’t the wildest shower of the year, but there won’t be another one until July. So, if the weather cooperates in Washington, several nights of stargazing await this coming week …

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Expats.cz

In an alternate reality playing out at this year’s international Planetary Defense Conference, a fictional asteroid crashes over Europe, ‘destroying’ a region about 100 km wide near the Czech Republic and German border. The scenario was imagined, but the …

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Science Times

There was much speculation that warmer temperatures would help curb the spread of the virus, after the outbreak in the winter of 2020, following a somewhat seasonal pattern, just like other respiratory illnesses, like the flu virus.

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