4 astronauts who took part in the “Crew-6” mission jointly carried out by NASA and SpaceX, the space transport company owned by Elon Musk, returned to Earth after their 6-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS). According to the statement shared on NASA's website, the “SpaceX Dragon” spacecraft with 4 astronauts who completed their 184-day mission in the ISS landed near Jacksonville in the US state of Florida at 00.17 local time.
The crew of the “Crew-6” mission, which was carried out jointly by NASA and SpaceX, included Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg from NASA, cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev from the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi from the United Arab Emirates.
Bill Nelson, President of the US Aeronautics and Space Agency, stated that the crew in question completed hundreds of scientific experiments during their mission on the ISS and said, "Crew-6's contributions will help NASA return to the Moon with the Artemis program, turn its direction to Mars and improve life on Earth."
It was informed that the crew would go to NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas.
SpaceX had sent 4 astronauts on August 26 to take over the mission of the returning team.
Source: Anadolu Agency