Monday, September 04, 2023

NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 Recovery: Home Safe | International Space Station

NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 Recovery: Home Safe | International Space Station

NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev of Russia splashed down safely in the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, at 12:17 a.m. EDT on Sept. 4, 2023, after 186 days in space.

Teams on the SpaceX recovery ship, including two fast boats, secured Dragon and ensured the spacecraft was safe for the recovery effort. As the fast boat teams completed their work, the recovery ship moved into position to hoist Dragon onto the main deck with the astronauts inside. Once on the main deck, the crew were taken out of the spacecraft and received medical checks before taking a helicopter ride to board a plane for Houston.

Crew-6 is SpaceX’s sixth operational mission for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft undocked from the forward-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module on Sept 3, 2023, to complete a  six-month science mission.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission launched March 2, 2023, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked to the International Space Station the next day.

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/SpaceX

Acknowledgement: SciNews

Duration: 4 minutes

Capture Date: Sept. 4, 2023

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