NASA astronaut Christina Koch, crewmates return to Earth

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Soyuz commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos safely touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at 4:12 a.m. EST Thursday.

First launch of busy 2020 is also first launch for Space Force

Last night’s SpaceX satellite launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was the first mission conducted with the support of the nation’s newest military service, less than a month after President Trump signed the bill authorizing its creation.