Dragon SpaceX's "endurance" capsule landed in the Gulf of Mexico by parachute, returning four astronauts from the International space station after nearly six months of orbital stay. .
Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron of NASA, and Matthias Maurer of the European space Agency Today They landed off the coast of Tamba, Florida, at 6:43 a.m. May 6 (09:13 a.m. Tehran time) to end the 176-day Crow-3 mission.
Four minutes after "Thank you for allowing us to travel with Endeavor," he said. We look forward to seeing many more Endeavor flights in the future. "It was a great ride."
A fleet of SpaceX boats were ready to meet the spacecraft and bring it with the crew on board the Shannon; A recovery ship named Cru-1 astronaut Shannon Walker. Following initial medical examinations, the astronauts returned to shore by helicopter before returning to NASA's Johnson space Center in Houston. The process began with the landing of the Ax-1 on April 25, the first completely private manned mission to the International space Station, followed by the launch of the Freedom spacecraft on the Crow-4 mission on April 27. May) was done. The next mission will not be completed by SpaceX earlier than September.
Crow-3 mission astronauts from left: Matthias
Moorer, Thomas Marshbern, Raja Chari and Kayla Baron
Dragon SpaceX X spacecraft yesterday at 01:00 : 20 East-East time zones (09:50 Tehran time) were separated from the Harmony module. With the departure of this group of astronauts, now "Kjell Lindgren", "Robert Hines", "Robert Hines", "Jessica Watkins" from NASA, "Samantha Cristoforetti" from the European space Agency and astronauts Russia's Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov continue the Expedition 67 mission under Artimov.
"One hundred years later, we will look at the International space station as an incredible engineering achievement, as a way for countries around the world to build on their technology and to produce science," Marshbern said. The results of the orbital activities will save lives and improve human lives, and I believe that the space station's lasting legacy is this international cooperation and peace. "
You are strong and experienced. I know we'll leave the space station with your good hands. "
Dragon SpaceX endurance capsule attached to space
while Chari, 44, Baron, 34, and Moore, 52, now make one space trip each. The 61-year-old Marshbern was the only veteran Crow-3 astronaut. He had previously flown to the station on a space shuttle mission in 2009 and a Soyuz spacecraft in 2012, and has now spent a total of 337 days, 10 hours and 43 minutes in space. He is also one of the few people to have flown three different types of spacecraft as endurance capsule pilots. Hundreds of scientific experiments helped, including testing new methods for growing crops, studying drought-resistant cotton plants, and printing bands made from skin cells. Europe conducted a consignment of 35 European experiments ranging from human health to materials science in favor of life on Earth and the future of space exploration.
NASA & SpaceX Mission Cruise-3 Signs
Moore Before Leaving "The European space Agency and the German space Agency prepared a large part of the scientific programs that I was able to carry out here," the space station said. "This is now the end of a six-month mission, but the space dream is still going on." They did space.
Baron said, "It was an exemplary experience. We were really lucky to have a full range of operational and scientific activities here and I look forward to seeing you all in the future. "Let me help you with the amazing work that NASA is doing with its international partners to return to Artemis." Selected to return to the moon. The experience they gained while on the space station is intended to prepare them for future flight missions, including possible lunar missions. Credit: NASA