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SpaceX’s amateur astronauts return to earth after historic mission

By AFP
25 September 2021   |   1:08 pm
Four SpaceX tourists land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board.

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