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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Crew Returns To Earth Via Splashdown In The Atlantic
By Alexa Heah, 20 Sep 2021
Video screenshot via SpaceX
SpaceX’s all-civilian crew, who made history when they blasted off into space days ago, has landed back on Earth with a little splash in the Atlantic.
The Inspiration4 crew, made up of Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski, touched down on our planet around 7:07pm (EST) in the waters off Florida.
Upon splashing back to Earth, the Dragon capsule was brought onto the deck of SpaceX’s Go Searcher ship. According to USA Today, it was then checked for hazards, such as leftover toxic materials, before the hatch was open for the crew to emerge.
Following a checkup from an onsite physician, the four members were cleared to board the helicopter back to the mainland.
“On behalf of SpaceX, welcome home to planet Earth. Your mission has shown the world that space is for all of us, and that everyday people can make extraordinary impacts on the world around them. Thank you for sharing your leadership, hope, generosity, and prosperity, and congratulations on your incredible journey,” said Space Operations Director Kris Young to the crew.
Take a look at Inspiration4’s glorious return below.
[via USA Today, cover image via SpaceX]
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