After nearly a week in space, the SpaceX Crew Dragon hit its splashdown time of 8:45 a.m. ET right on target Friday. It landed in the Atlantic Ocean after undocking from the International Space Station and re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.

The successful demonstration mission for the capsule that SpaceX is “an amazing achievement in American history,” according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who called the flight the “dawning of a new era in American human space flight.”

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a_storm_at_pors-loubousAirports and cruise ports shut down, trains are suspended and theme parks are closed as Hurricane Matthew began hitting Florida Thursday afternoon. Matthew is the most powerful storm to hit the state in the past decade.
A number of airports shut down in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. Sanford International Airport closed at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 6. Officials said in a release that “due to current predictions” the airport would be forced to close and passengers should not go there until commercial flight activity resume. The announcement doesn’t give further information about when the airport is planning to reopen. More »