NASA successfully completed the space mission with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who returned aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule, sealing the historic partnership between NASA and SpaceX.

President Donald Trump expressed his gratitude to those who participated in the mission through his usual tweets and adding a video of the spacecraft landing provided by NASA.

“Great to have NASA Astronauts return to Earth after a very successful two-month mission. Thank you to all!” Trump wrote.

“The astronauts complete the first dive in 45 years. Very exciting!” he added.

After a two-month mission to the International Space Station, Hurley and Behnken landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, from where they were transported by the specialized team that was waiting for them.

“It was an honor to witness history as NASA and SpaceX launched American astronauts on an American rocket from American soil to the Space_Station in May,” tweeted Vice President Mike Pence, who is president of the National Space Council.

“Today, we welcome home @AstroBehnken & @AstroDoug! On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you,” added Pompeo.

This is the first spacecraft built and operated by private enterprise to carry people into Earth’s orbit. SpaceX has scheduled the next trip for September. If everything is kept under control, next year could see the start of tourist trips, for which there are already three reservations according to the local media, The Oregonian.

“Thank you for doing the hardest and most important parts of human space flight—getting us into orbit and bringing us home,” Behnken told SpaceX mission control in Hawthorne, California, when the hatch door opened, according to the South China Morning Post.

Behnken and Hurley will be medically examined in Pensacola before a flight to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The rescue team members were isolated for the previous 14 days to avoid possible contamination of the crew with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.

Previously, NASA had granted Space X and Boeing $8 billion to develop their space programs, and in compensation, they will provide transportation for their astronauts, once they are ready.

Boeing is set to launch its first crew next year. It has experienced some delays and is scheduled to land its capsules in the desert of the southwestern United States.

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