Interlocked with the ISI with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, the four astronauts successfully returned to Earth after 167 days at the station.
Four astronauts, one of them a member of the Japan Space Research Agency (JAXA), sent to the International Space Station (ISI) with the Crew Dragon space capsule produced by SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, returned to Earth after 167 days in space. Astronauts landed off Panama City in Florida, USA with the Crew Dragon capsule in the mission where they broke the record for the longest stay in space.
Under normal circumstances, the return mission, which was planned to start on April 28, was postponed to April 30 first and then to May 1 due to bad weather conditions. The mission, which started at 03:35 TSi, was successfully completed at 09:56 at the end of the 6.5-hour journey. Astronauts were sent to ISI on 16 November 2020.
As our followers will remember, SpaceX ended its dependence on sending US astronauts to space with Russian Soyuz space capsules and delivered four astronauts to ISI as part of the first operational mission with the mentioned mission called Crew-1.
The Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule, which SpaceX launched an astronaut into space for the first time as part of the Demo-2 mission, was clamped to the ISI on April 24 as part of the re-used mission. The spacecraft called Resilience, used as part of the Crew-1 mission, was taken out of the ocean by SpaceX’s GO Navigator after its landing.