NASA announced that the four astronauts from Crew-2, SpaceX’s second manned mission, will leave the International Space Station on Sunday, and land off Florida “no later than 12:14 GMT on Monday, after spending more than six months in space.” “. Friday.
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The crew consisting of French Thomas Pesquet, Japanese Akihiko Hoshied and Americans Shane Kimbrae and Megan MacArthur, will return to Earth before the arrival of the four Crew-3 astronauts aboard the International Space Station, whose takeoffs have been several times. Late times, especially because of the weather.
“As we prepare to leave, there is a sense of some bitterness,” Thomas Pesquet said earlier Friday at a press conference from the space station. “We may never go back to see the International Space Station, and it truly is a magical place.”
After its rotating descent, the Dragon capsule will be retrieved from one of the potential access points, off Florida, by a SpaceX boat.
Crew-2 is Elon Musk’s second regular mission on behalf of NASA.
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