4 SpaceX Space Tourists Set To Return To Earth

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The four private space tourists aboard a SpaceX capsule are due to return to Earth on Saturday night, touching down off the coast of Florida after three days of orbiting the planet.
This will be the third time that Elon Musk's company has taken humans to space and back



The splash-down is scheduled for 7:06 pm local time (2306 GMT) in the Atlantic Ocean not too far from Cape Canaveral, from where the four Americans blasted off into space on Wednesday.

The event will be broadcast live by SpaceX, starting about an hour before the scheduled landing time.

The Dragon's heat shield will allow the capsule to withstand the descent, which will be slowed by four huge parachutes once the vessel is low enough in Earth's atmosphere.

After that, a…
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