Friday, October 14, 2022

NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 Splashdown in Atlantic Ocean | International Space Station

NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 Splashdown in Atlantic Ocean | International Space Station

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Splashdown in Alantic Ocean off Florida

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Landing

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins, left, Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy, right, are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft onboard the SpaceX recovery ship Megan

SpaceX recovery ship Megan in the Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX fast boat teams in the Atlantic Ocean

NASA, ESA, and SpaceX support teams board a helicopter

NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins, as well as European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy splashed down safely in the SpaceX Dragon Freedom in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, on October 14, 2022, at 4:55 p.m. EDT after 170 days in space.

Teams on the Megan recovery ship, including two fast boats, now are in the process of securing Dragon and ensuring the spacecraft is safe for the recovery effort. As the fast boat teams complete their work, the recovery ship will move into position to hoist Dragon onto the main deck of Megan with the astronauts inside. Once on the main deck, the crew will be taken out of the spacecraft and receive medical checks before a helicopter ride to Jacksonville to board a plane for Houston.

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Release Date: October 14, 2022

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