Interlocked with the ISI with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, the four astronauts successfully returned to Earth after 167 days at the station.
Four astronauts, one of whom is a member of the Japan Space Research Agency (JAXA), sent to the International Space Station (UUI) with the Crew Dragon space capsule produced by SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, and returned to Earth after 167 days in space. Astronauts landed off Panama City in Florida, USA with the Crew Dragon capsule in the mission where they broke the record for the longest stay in space .
Under normal circumstances, the return mission, which was planned to start on April 28, was postponed first to April 30 and then to May 1 due to bad weather conditions . The mission, which started at 03:35 TSi, was successfully completed at 09:56 at the end of a 6.5-hour journey. The astronauts were sent to ISI on 16 November 2020.
As our followers will remember, SpaceX ended its dependence on sending US astronauts to space with Russian Soyuz space capsules and delivered four astronauts to ISI as part of the first operational mission with the mentioned mission called Crew-1.
SpaceX’in Demo-2 görevi kapsamında kullanılan ilk kez uzaya astronot fırlattığı Crew Dragon Endeavour kapsülü ise yeniden kullanıldığı görev kapsamında 24 Nisan tarihinde UUİ’ye kenetlenmişti. Crew-1 görevi kapsamında kullanılan Resilience adlı uzay aracı ise okyanusa inişinin ardından SpaceX’e ait GO Navigator adlı kurtarma gemisi tarafından okyanustan çıkarıldı.