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The first SpaceX crew returns to Earth

The first SpaceX crew returns to Earth

Four astronauts from the International Space Station on their way home. They exited the International Space Station and are scheduled to land at sea off Florida today.

After about six months on board the International Space Station, four astronauts left the International Space Station again. US space travelers Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and their Japanese colleague Soishi Noguchi docked Sunday night with the “Crew Dragon” capsule from the private space company SpaceX from the International Space Station, Spacex and the US Space Agency announced. NASA. They must land on Sunday at sea off Florida, USA – The return flight to Earth has been delayed for one day due to bad weather. The ship, called “Crew-1”, docked at the International Space Station in November.

The space station has been tight recently: in addition to “Crew-1,” astronauts Oleg Nowizki, Pyotr Dubrow and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei have been on board since early April. Last weekend, four “Crew-2” astronauts were additionally – American astronauts Shane Kimbro and Megan MacArthur as well as their Japanese colleagues Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas Pesquet.

“Crew-1” was the first to regularly fly to the International Space Station in “Crew Dragon” after the success of a manned test flight to the ISS last spring. After a hiatus of nearly nine years, the test was the first in which astronauts had returned to orbit from American soil – and the first time ever that they had been promoted by a private space company. Crew-3 is currently scheduled to start in October.

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