Euronews 2 Aug 2020

NASA SpaceX: Astronauts splashdown to Earth after historic mission


The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit splashed down back to earth on Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.

NASA pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken stayed on the space station for two months. 

The mission made history as it was the first time a private company, Elon Musk's SpaceX, successfully sent humans into orbit.

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts returned safely to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. CBSN's Tanya Rivero has details.
A first for the U.S. space agency NASA: one of its spacecraft has touched the surface of an asteroid orbiting the sun. It happened on Tuesday  (Oct. 20). It's part of a historic mission aimed at both learning more about the origins of the solar system and how to keep asteroids from crashing into Earth. CGTN's Hendrik Sybrandy reports from the state of Colorado.
As MEPs get back to work after a much needed summer, they describe what their priorities are for the coming months.
The plane that was carrying Vice President Mike Pence had to return after the collision with a bird damaged an engine on the aircraft.

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