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Enlarge/ Crew Dragon splashes down into the ocean on August 2.
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On a recent Sunday afternoon, a black-and-white spacecraft raced through the atmosphere, ionizing molecules, and creating a plasma inferno. Amidst this fireball, two astronauts sheltered within the small haven of Dragonship Endeavour, as its carbon-based heat shield crisped and flaked away.
After a few torrid minutes, Endeavour shed most of its orbital velocity. Falling into the lower atmosphere, i…

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