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splash down

[for a space capsule] to land in the water. The capsule splashed down very close to the pickup ship.
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splash down

Land in water, as in The spacecraft splashed down within a few hundred yards of the pickup point. The splash in this idiom alludes to the impact of a solid body on water. [c. 1960]
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splash down

v.
To land in water. Used of a spacecraft or missile: The spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Cool off with a drop down one of Europe's highest water rides, Tidal Wave, head for the white water thrills of Ribena Rumba Rapids, and then splash down on Logger's Leap.
April 11, 1970, Apollo 13: Nearly 47 hours after liftoff, an explosion in the craft's oxygen tank caused the crew to abort the mission and splash down safely in the Pacific on April 17.
We have to erase those memories,'' said Joan Burgess of Oakland as she and her brother, Peter, paused on the boardwalk behind Pac Bell's right-field wall, a stone-skip from the spot where most of Bonds' homers splash down, ``and start a new one.
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Ross McMillan burst through the visitors' line thanks to a bullet Fotuali'i pass and the scrum-half kicked for Tom Collins to splash down.
The chute is derived from the 136-foot main parachute currently used on the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB), which splash down into the Atlantic Ocean after each shuttle launch.
Scientists expect Huygens to splash down in an ocean of liquid petrochemicals which may have waves seven times higher than those on Earth.
One by one they splash down, disappear for a moment and then pop back up to the surface.
The car hurtles up a 170ft slope so fast I'm sure that at the top it will take off and splash down in the Arabian Gulf, then it plunges down so fast I feared my eyeballs were going to pop out of my earholes.
TWO British pilots planning to break the world altitude record for a manned balloon flight were today at sea level rehearsing recovery procedures after splash down.