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SpaceX’s first all-civilian orbital mission returns to Earth

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Washington (AFP) – Four SpaceX tourists landed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida Saturday evening after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board. The SpaceX Dragon capsule’s heat shield allowed it to withstand the descent, before it was slowed down by four large parachutes and then splashed into the ocean just after 7:00 pm (2300 GMT), according to a live video feed by the company. A SpaceX boat immediately raced to retrieve the capsule, before its hatch can be opened and the astronauts can …

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