Four astronauts return to earth after months

Two Americans, a Russian and a Japanese land safely in the sea off the coast of Florida with a “Crew Dragon” from tech billionaire Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX.

After about six months on board the International Space Station ISS, two Americans, a Russian and a Japanese are back on earth. Aboard a Crew Dragon from Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX, the four astronauts landed in the sea off the coast of the US state of Florida today, as shown by live images from the US space agency Nasa.

Around 20 hours earlier, Crew-5 – consisting of NASA astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann and her NASA colleague Josh Cassada as well as Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina – had undocked from the ISS. The undocking had previously been postponed several times due to the weather.

The Crew-5 was launched in October from the Cape Canaveral spaceport – the first joint launch by NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from American soil since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.

Further aboard the ISS are the Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin as well as Nasa astronaut Frank Rubio and the Crew-6, which only arrived a few days ago, consisting of the Americans Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, the Russian Andrei Fedyaev and the Emirati Sultan al-Nijadi.

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