NASA astronauts Col. Robert Behnken and Col. Douglas Hurley arrived home safely in an historic space mission. They departed the International Space Station on August 1st. They safely and successfully splashed down in the off the coast of Pensacola, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, August 2nd.
On On May 27th the SpaceX and NASA were forced to scrub the historic launch because of problematic weather. The Mission was rescheduled for the Saturday, May 30th. The American astronauts spent tow months in space aboard the International Space Station. This mission represented America’s first manned space mission since 2011.
Gwynne Shotwell, the president and chief operating officer of SpaceX stated ”This is really just the beginning. We are starting the journey of bringing people regularly to and from low Earth orbit and onto the moon and then ultimately onto Mars.”
The full video of the NASA Astronauts return trip home is posted below.