SpaceX rocket returns to shore after historic astronaut launch (photos)

The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched the Demo-2 mission on May 30, 2020, arrives in Florida’s Port Canaveral on June 2, 2020. (Image credit: SpaceX via Twitter)

The rocket that launched SpaceX’s first-ever crewed mission has returned to terra firma.

That mission, called Demo-2, lifted off atop a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday (May 30) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Crew Dragon capsule.



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