SpaceX successfully returns four astronauts from International Space Station – Loren Grush

The Dragon capsule carrying Crew-3 is lifted out of the ocean and onto the Shannon, a recovery vessel. | NASA/SpaceX

Four astronauts successfully returned home to Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft today, bringing an end to their six-month-long stay on the International Space Station (ISS). After undocking from the ISS early Thursday morning, the crew dove through Earth’s atmosphere before splashing down underneath parachutes off the coast of Florida at 12:43 AM ET.

And… splashdown! Dragon has safely made it home with precious cargo aboard: four #Crew3 astronauts!

Now they wait for the recovery vehicle, which is named after Shannon Walker, mission specialist for the first crewed @SpaceX mission to the @Space_Station: pic.twitter.com/VDDXdsxkbH

— NASA (@NASA) May 6, 2022

On board the Crew Dragon were three NASA astronauts — Tom Marshburn, Raja…

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