SpaceX capsule splashes down in Mexico

The capsule, which was carrying four astronauts, made its way back to Earth safely during a rare nighttime landing after a six-month-long mission.
1:59 | 05/03/21

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Now to those stunning images of the spacex capsule splashing down in the gulf of Mexico over the weekend bringing four astronauts safely back to Earth of a a six-month mission. Gio Benitez has all the latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, Michael. Good morning. This was incredibly daring because it happened in the middle of the night. The first nighttime splashdown for nasa in more than 50 years. Over the weekend, dramatic images like we've never seen before. And there you can see it. In the entry of Earth's atmosphere, crew dragon continuing its journey home. Reporter: That fireball is the spacex crew resilience, surviving 3,500 degrees of fiery heat as it brings four astronauts home. Welcome aboard the recovery vessel. Reporter: Mike Hopkins exits with a happy dance. He's really excited. He looks really good after six months in space. Reporter: And Victor glover with a thumb's up after making history as the first black astronaut to live on the ISS for a long-term mission. I looked out the window and saw the Earth from 250 miles up. I will never forget that moment. It wasn't about the view. It was about how it made me feel, and Earth is amazing. Reporter: Capturing those parachutes and the nighttime splashdown. We welcome you back to planet Earth. Thanks for flying spacex. For those in our frequent flier program, you've earned 68 million miles on this voyage. Reporter: Leaving it looking like a toasted marshmallow. They will clean that up before they use it for another launch. Crew two is on the international space station right now. They will also splash down in about six months. Michael? A very expensive marshmallow. Yes. What do you say, Michael? Thank you, gio. We have a championship ring

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