While the International Space Station was experiencing one of its busiest times a few days ago, today the astronauts of the Crow-3 mission completed their orbital mission to Earth.
Dragon manned capsule of the "Crew-3" mission, known as "Endurance", today, Thursday, May 5 (May 15) at 01:20 AM The Eastern Time Zone (09:50 Tehran time) was separated from the International Space Station, ending the mission's six-month orbital stay. Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and Raja Chari, and Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency for a nearly 24-hour Space trip to Earth In advance. They are scheduled to land off the coast of Florida on Friday, May 6, at 12:43 PM Eastern Time (09:13 Tehran time). It launched the Falcon 9 rocket, and their spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station the same day. The four astronauts orbited a very eventful semester, working on hundreds of different scientific studies and conducting three spacewalks. Marshbern and Baron left the Space Station on December 2 (December 11), Baron and Chari did so on March 15, and Chari and Moore launched an extra-station activity on March 22. Last month, the Crow-3 astronauts witnessed a historic step with the arrival of the Ax-1 mission, the first fully privately manned mission to the International Space Station. Organized by Axiom Space and flown by SpaceX, the Ax-1 sent four people to the Earth Orbit Lab for a two-week stay on April 9.
Crow mission 4. SpaceX also arrived on the International Space Station on April 27, just three days after the departure of the Ax-1, making it one of the busiest days of the lab's orbit. This time around, NASA and SpaceX mission astronauts are expected to spend six months in orbital labs, a typical course for professional astronauts. It was the third flight to Marshborn. Marshbern served as commander of the current station's Expedition 67 mission. At a change of command on Wednesday afternoon, May 4, he officially handed over responsibility to Russian astronaut Oleg Artemyev.
As its name suggests, the Crow-3 is the third operational mission. Is an astronaut SpaceX has done for NASA on the International Space Station. Boeing has a similar deal with NASA, under which the CST-100 Starliner capsule will take astronauts to the Space station.
Starliner is preparing for An important unmanned test flight to the orbital laboratory is scheduled for May 19. If all goes well in this Orbital Experiment 2 this time around, it will probably get NASA-approved spacecraft to send astronauts in the near future.
Cover Photo: Crow Endurance Capsule Separation Dragon from the
International Space Station