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SpaceX: Nasa crew describe rumbles and jolts of return to Earth

BBC News Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley describe returning to Earth from the ISS in SpaceX's vehicle.
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Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have been aboard the ISS since May 31, when they blasted off from Cape Canaveral in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. Behnken and Hurley are expected to go back inside the Crew Dragon Saturday afternoon to begin their 19-hour journey back to Earth. However, Mission Control...

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