SpaceX astronauts return to Earth

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down near Pensacola, Florida, in the first water landing by NASA astronauts since 1975.
1:34 | 08/03/20

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Now to the successful splash down for the spacex dragon. Two U.S. Astronauts are safely back on Earth. Gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: That historic reentry. Welcome back to planet Earth. Reporter: Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug hurley sprashed down as they entered Earth's atmosphere extreme heat blocking all communications for four tense minutes. When you get that signal, it's a time we can breathe a sigh of relief. Reporter: The chutes deployed and the dragon splashed down with tropical storm Isaias far enough away. The heat shield underneath the dragon charred by that reentry. Locals racing in their own boats to get a view. Maybe next time we shouldn't announce our landing zone. Reporter: Bob and Doug arriving in Houston seeing their families. It's a little overwhelming to see everybody here considering the things that have gone on since we've been off planet. We came home safely to our it took a lot of people a lot of time to make that happen. Reporter: So glad they're back home. Now, remember this was a test mission. Nasa says it's so important because it opens up space to private space travel and even more ground-breaking research. The kind of research you can only do in the micro gravity of space. We're following a lot of

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