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  • n. Plural form of splashdown.

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Examples

  • There have been 37 "splashdowns," where the Diamondbacks or the opposition have homered into the pool.

    No. 5: Pool is cool spot at Arizona's Chase Field

  • I do not believe that sustainable and affordable means an enlarged Apollo capsule, throwaway hardware, or ocean splashdowns.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • The Dragon flown Wednesday – nearly 17 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter – was reminiscent of the NASA capsules of old, which ended their missions with ocean splashdowns.

    HISTORIC: SpaceX Launching First Privately Owned Spacecraft For NASA

  • Amid the countdowns, launches, splashdowns, and parades that heralded the race to the moon, both the United States and the Soviet Union ran quiet campaigns to launch military astronauts on spying missions.

    Today's Video: "Astrospies" premieres Tuesday on NOVA - NASA Watch

  • I consider myself fortunate to have been a preschooler in the John Glenn era, because I saw all those rocket liftoffs and splashdowns.

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  • Editor's update: According to this article Orion landings to be splashdowns - KSC buildings to be demolished on NASASpaceflight. com: "NASA Constellation and Lockheed Martin have deleted the airbag landing system from the next Orion design cycle (Orion 607) in a weight saving measure, opting to return to an Apollo-style splashdown for the vehicle's end of mission.".

    NASA Watch: August 2007 Archives

  • We watched the countdowns and splashdowns of astronauts, and saw them walk on the moon, and thought, wow, anything is possible.

    David Berreby: "Anything is Possible''

  • Editor's update: According to this article Orion landings to be splashdowns - KSC buildings to be demolished on NASASpaceflight.com: "NASA Constellation and Lockheed Martin have deleted the airbag landing system from the next Orion design cycle Orion 607 in a weight saving measure, opting to return to an Apollo-style splashdown for the vehicle's end of mission."

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: August 2007 Archives

  • This is more akin to the old Apollo returns, the splashdowns that we witnessed in the '60s and' 70s.

    CNN Transcript May 3, 2003

  • The capsule and the Falcon 9's first stage are intended to be reusable after recovery from ocean splashdowns.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

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