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Undock to splashdown: Here is how SpaceX brings back astronauts from ISS

With the Demo-2 flight, Nasa will complete a mission designed to test SpaceX's human spaceflight system, including launch, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations

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Astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley have been part of several science experiments on board the ISS

Shibu Tripathi New Delhi
After completing 60 days in orbit at the International Space Station, astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to return home on August 1. The two astronauts will detach from the ISS on board Crew Dragon as part of Demo-2 test flight, which will splashdown on August 2. 

With the Demo-2 flight, Nasa will complete a mission designed to test SpaceX’s human spaceflight system, including launch, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations. The two astronauts had docked with the ISS after the historic launch on board the SpaceX Falcon 9 on May 31 from the United States.  

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First Published: Jul 28 2020 | 5:22 PM IST

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