The ship’s landing completed the Crew-3 crew’s six-month mission, which launched from the Cape Canaveral cosmodrome in November last year.
The Crew Dragon spacecraft of the American company SpaceX with the crew of the Crew-3 mission returned to Earth almost a day after undocking from the International Space Station (ISS). The broadcast of the device’s landing was conducted on the website of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
A ship called Endurance with four astronauts on board – Americans Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and German representative Matthias Maurer – entered the dense layers of the atmosphere at 00:37 East Coast time, a few minutes later its main parachutes were released. At 00:44, the host of the broadcast confirmed the flooding of Crew Dragon in the Atlantic Ocean near the state of Florida.
The ship’s landing completed the Crew-3 crew’s six-month mission, which launched from the Cape Canaveral cosmodrome (Florida) in November last year. NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines and Jessica Watkins, as well as Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, a representative of the European Space Agency, arrived on the ISS on April 28 on a Crew Dragon called Freedom. This is the fourth rotation of the ISS crew from the American side as part of the astronaut delivery program to the station with the help of SpaceX. They will also have to spend six months on board the orbital complex.