SpaceX Crew Dragon makes historic splashdown – USA TODAY


The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean carrying a dummy named “Ripley.”

The capsule launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket early Saturday morning, successfully docked and detached from the International Space Station before comign back to earth.

A recovery ship, called Go Searcher, waited at sea to use a large crane to haul the capsule out of the water. The ship is also equipped with medical quarters and a helicopter pad so that, when crew is involved, it’s ready for emergencies.

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