SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule made an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, ending a six-day test flight to the International Space Station.

The Dragon capsule pulled away from the orbiting lab early Friday. Six hours later, the capsule carrying a test dummy parachuted into the ocean, a couple hundred miles off the Florida coast.

SpaceX employees cheered and applauded at company headquarters near Los Angeles when the red and white parachutes popped open.

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