Axiom-3 private astronaut crew returns to Earth with splashdown near Daytona Beach

A team of private astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after an extended stay in space.


The Axiom-3 crew spent nearly three weeks at the International Space Station.

Axiom-3 had a successful splashdown landing off the coast of Daytona Beach just after 8:30 a.m.

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Their return home was delayed a few days because of weather created rough water in the landing area.

Axiom-3′s spacecraft was undocked from the space station Wednesday morning and has been undergoing a 47-hour ride home.

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Channel 9 will have updates on the Axiom-3 mission on Eyewitness News.

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