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SpaceX Crew-2's historic mission to International Space Station(36 images)

SpaceX's Crew Dragon returned to Earth with a splashdown near Pensacola, Fla., on November 8, 2021, after completing a six-month mission. The crew lifted off on April 23, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. The mission was the first to carry people on a previously flown SpaceX rocket and capsule.

From left to right, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on November 8. Photo by Aubrey Gemignani/NASA
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NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission is the second operational mission of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. Photo by Aubrey Gemignani/NASA
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McArthur is helped out of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft. Photo by Aubrey Gemignani/NASA
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide waves after being helped out of the spacecraft. NASA Photo by Aubrey Gemignani/UPI
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