Crew Dragon astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken returned to Earth on Sunday afternoon in a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida, after a 64-day test flight. 

The Dragon Endeavor crew splashed down with parachutes at 2:48 p.m. ET and two small boats immediately intervened. 

“On behalf of the SpaceX and NASA teams, welcome home and thanks for flying SpaceX,” mission control said.

“It’s truly our honor and privilege,” Hurley responded. “On behalf of the Dragon Endeavour, congrats to NASA and SpaceX.”

There was a minor glitch in communication between the two sides but it was quickly resolved.

The mission marked the first water landing in 45 years. The waters were calm despite tropical storm Isaias hitting the east coast of Central Florida.

On May 30, Hurley and Behnken launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It was described by NASA as a "new era of human spaceflight."

The Dragon Endeavour's mission served as SpaceX's demonstration of an astronaut "taxi service." SpaceX is owned by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.