NASA astronauts return to Earth in Space X capsule; View landing

Pouso da capsula Crew Dragon ‘Resilience’ com os 4 astronautas
Landing of Crew Dragon capsule ‘Resilience’ with 4 astronauts
Photo: NASA

The four astronauts safely returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) in a SpaceX capsule, crew dragon “Resilience”, on Sunday morning (2). According to NASA, the capsule’s landing took place in the Gulf of Mexico.

This marked the end of the crew’s first mission at the station by the Crew Dragon spacecraft, developed in partnership between NASA and Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, the agency said in a statement.

The crew – formed by Mike Hopkins, NASA’s Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi of Jaxa (Japan’s space agency) – launched on November 15, 2020, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a SpaceX rocket, Falcon was proposed by 9. .

The withdrawal capsules were dubbed “Resilience” by the crew.

NASA astronauts returned to Earth
NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, left, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JXAA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, right
Photo: Bill Ingalls / NASA

The mission was part of a public-private partnership with NASX, a rocket company founded in 2002 by Musk, who is also the CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc.

Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule defended in Gulf of Mexico
Crew Dragon ‘Resilience’ capsule defended in Gulf of Mexico
Photo: Bill Ingalls / NASA

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