Astronaut And Tulane Grad Returns To Earth After Historic Spaceflight

In this handout image provided by NASA, NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves to onlookers as he boards a plane departing for Houston at Naval Air Station Pensacola on August 2, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Dragon Capsule Commander and Tulane grad Colonel Doug Hurley is back on Earth following a successful and historic mission to the International Space Station.

Hurley and fellow astronaut Robert Behnken safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday after spending two months onboard the ISS.

Hurley commanded the mission featuring the first spacecraft built by a private company and the first spaceflight from American soil in close to nine years.

Hurley graduated from Tulane in 1988 and flew as a pilot on two space shuttle missions, including the final flight of the program in 2011.

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