SpaceX Dragon capsule sends Crew-3 astronauts safely back to Earth

The astronauts, who flew to the ISS as part of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission, returned to Earth almost six months later in orbit. They Safely splashed down The crew made its maiden flight again with the same astronauts aboard the Dragon Endurance in the Gulf of Mexico. November 2021May 6 at 12:43 am ET – and NASA captures a beautiful spectacular night video of the event.

As you can see, the endurance capsule looks particularly glossy in infrared because it reached a temperature of about 3500 degrees Fahrenheit as soon as it entered the atmosphere. Rescue team expelled NASA astronauts Kyla Baron, Raja Sari and Tom Marshburn and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer from the capsule. Of these four, Marshburn was the only senior astronaut, and he completed his fifth astronaut mission during the mission. This is the first ISS mission for the other three, and Maurer is the second ESA astronaut to fly in a dragon capsule.

The Crew-3 astronauts spent 177 days in orbit and began their stay cheering. Shortly after they arrived at the station, all the astronauts on board had to search for safety on their cruise ship. Dangerously went near In a field of orbital debris. The U.S. State Department later said the debris came from a Russian missile test and the destruction of one of the country’s own satellites.

SpaceX’s next unmanned spacecraft is scheduled to launch on ISS in September with two NASA astronauts, a Jaxa astronaut and a Russian astronaut. It will be the fifth NASA commercial crew to fly since the launch of Crew-4 in April.

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