CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit streaked toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight.It will mark the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts and the first time a private company has ferried…

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SpaceX splashdown: How to watch NASA astronauts return to Earth Sunday

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley strapped into Crew Dragon prior to the launch scrub May 27. SpaceX The SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission has been smooth sailing so far for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley launched to the International Space Station in late May and are now headed back…

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Astronauts prepare for splashdown aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Two NASA astronauts plan to fly SpaceX’s groundbreaking Crew Dragon capsule from space Saturday to an at-sea landing the following day, with the target site off Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA has scheduled the spacecraft, named Endeavour by the astronauts aboard, to undock from the International Space…