Astronauts from SpaceX and NASA’s Crew-5 mission return to Earth after five months in space
The ‘Endurance’ capsule carried Japanese Koichi Wakata, Russian Anna Kikina and Americans Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada
Crew-5, mission i NASA together with SpaceX, returned to Earth this Saturday, the 11th, after spending five months aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The return has been confirmed by a message on social networks. “Welcome home, Crew-5! The four members of the SpaceX mission NASA’s Crew-5 has returned to Earth, ending a 157-day, 2,500-orbit journey. SpaceX’s Endurance capsule carried Japanese Koichi Wakata, Russian Anna Kikina and Americans Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada. The ship landed shortly after 21:00 local time (23:00 GMT) in the Gulf of Mexico, near the state of Florida, in the United States. Crew-5 took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the United States in early October last year, being Wakata’s fifth space mission and the first for Cassada, Kikina and Mann, who became a woman the first of indigenous origin. in space, according to information from NASA. Cooperation on the ISS is one of the few areas where the US and Russia have continued to work together since Moscow invaded Ukraine more than a year ago.
*With Agence France-Presse
Welcome home, #crew5!
The four members of NASA @SpaceX Crew Mission-5 has returned to Earth, completing a 157-day, 2,500-day orbit. @ISS_Research-packed trip to @Space_Station: https://t.co/ZQnSibuRTF pic.twitter.com/LYAndyXpxw
— NASA (@NASA) March 12, 2023