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NASA and SpaceX now plan to bring Crew-1 astronauts home in the predawn darkness Sunday – The Washington Post

The fiery return of the capsule is dramatic enough, but coming home in the dark adds another layer of drama.

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NASA on Friday said the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is now slated to undock from the space station at 8:35 p.m. Eastern time Saturday and splash down Sunday at 2:57 a.m.
NASAs space shuttle had landings in the dark, including its final mission in 2011, which landed on the runway at the Kennedy Space Center at 5:57 a.m. But no capsule has splashed down at night since Apollo 8s return in 1968 with astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, NASA said.
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