Splashdown! SpaceX successfully returns four astronauts home to Earth following a six-month stint on the International Space Station
The Crew-3 mission splashed down at 12:43am ET (5:43am BST) on Friday, May 6 Four-person crew - three Americans and one German - spent 177 days on the ISS SpaceX sent up their replacements that make up the Crew-4 mission last week Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully returned four astronauts home to Earth following a six-month stint on the International Space Station (ISS).
A SpaceX spacecraft carrying four astronauts will return to Earth before dawn on Friday (May 6) and you can watch it happen live online. The SpaceX Dragon capsule Endurance is poised to splash down off the coast of Florida at 12:43 a.m. EDT (0443 GMT) to wrap up a six-month mission to the International Space Station.
RUSSIA is now in control of the International Space Station (ISS) just weeks after its space chief threatened to crash the floating lab into the Earth. NASA astronauts have handed over the metaphorical (and ceremonial) keys to the ISS to Russian cosmonauts, as they prepare for their descent back to Earth, leaving Russia in charge.
Thomas Marshburn just checked off one of the last tasks on his orbital to-do list. The NASA astronaut handed command of the International Space Station (ISS) over to cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev today (May 4), the last day aboard the orbiting lab for Marshburn and the other three members of SpaceX's Crew-3 mission.
The SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts seemed to be enjoying themselves as they tested out their spacesuits ahead of their return to Earth next week from the International Space Station. In new photos, the Crew-3 astronauts can be seen smiling in their now-iconic black-and-white SpaceX spacesuits and helmets, making full use of the lack of gravity.