SpaceX’s astronaut capsule sticks the landing with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean


    Like a scene from the Apollo days, SpaceX’s astronaut capsule made its risky, fiery reentry to Earth on Friday morning — and stuck the landing, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.

    It marked the first time in 50 years that an astronaut capsule landed in the Atlantic, since Apollo 9 in 1969 (the others landed in the Pacific), and served as perhaps a harbinger of what’s to come in this new era of space.