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splash·down

 (splăsh′doun′)
n.
The landing of a spacecraft or missile in water.

splashdown

(ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn)
n
1. (Astronautics) the controlled landing of a spacecraft on water at the end of a space flight
2. (Astronautics) the time scheduled for this event
vb
(Astronautics) (intr, adverb) (of a spacecraft) to make a splashdown

splash•down

(ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn)

n.
the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, esp. the ocean.
[1959]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splashdown - a landing of a spacecraft in the sea at the end of a space flight
landing - the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"
Translations

splashdown

[ˈsplæʃdaʊn] Namaraje m, amerizaje m

splashdown

[ˈsplæʃdaʊn] namerrissage m

splashdown

[ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn] nammaraggio
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The splashdown incident occurred Wednesday when Border Patrol Agents patrolling south of Mission, Texas witnessed a brown GMC pickup truck drive towards the Rio Grande River.
Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed  - completing first re-flight of a commercial spacecraft to and from the @Space_Station," SpaceX tweeted Monday.
After the splashdown, the water level just in front of the air intake duct became lower than the air intake duct.
They help stabilize and slow the crew module to about 20 mph, enabling a safe splashdown in the ocean.
Dhu-AlQa'dah 23, 1437, August 26, 2016, SPA -- NASA has conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars, according to AP.
A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific is expected at about 326 miles west of Baja California.
Then they blast off to return to splashdown and an inflatable boat ride to an aircraft carrier and home, heroes all
That's because he was one of four frogmen assigned to meet the Apollo 11 crew at splashdown.
10 by Expedition 42 Flight Engineers Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency and Terry Virts of NASA, headed for a deorbit and parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
NASA'S new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific following a dramatic test flight.
There's your new spacecraft, America,'' Mission Control's Rob Navias said as the unmanned Orion capsule came in for a Pacific splashdown after two orbits of Earth.
Splashdown Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean is expected around 11:30 am EST (1630 GMT) on Friday.