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Dragon spacecraft reaches four passengers on Earth

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NASA announced that the Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully returned to Earth with a 4-person crew carrier.


"SpaceX's Crew Dragon returned to Earth almost a day after its separation from the International Space Station, and entered the Earth's atmosphere on Friday morning, May 6, at 00:37 United States East Coast Time (7:37 Moscow time). and several minutes later the main umbrellas of the vehicle were opened to land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida at 00:44 (7:44 Moscow time). "



The statement noted that the vehicle carried to Earth the crew of the Crew-3, which included the American pioneers: Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Brown and German pioneer Matthias Murier, who went to the station in November last year, will replace this pioneering crew who arrived at the station on April 28: Kell Lindgren, Jessica Watkins, Robert Heinz, and Italian pioneer, Samantha Christoforetti, who are supposed to stay aboard the station about half a year.


In addition to the pioneers mentioned, Roscosmos, Oleg Artyomov, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov are currently aboard the International Space Station.


"SpaceX's Crew Dragon returned to Earth almost a day after its separation from the International Space Station, and entered the Earth's atmosphere on Friday morning, May 6, at 00:37 United States East Coast Time (7:37 Moscow time). and several minutes later the main umbrellas of the vehicle were opened to land in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida at 00:44 (7:44 Moscow time). "




Russian major leading the International Space Station


Russian astronaut Oleg Artemev took over the command of the International Space Station on 4 May.


On Wednesday, May 4, the International Space Station Command commemorated the Russian major, Oleg Artemev, where the American major, Tom Marshparn, handed the Russian major a symbolic key from the space station.


The Russian major, Oleg Artemev, is at the same time considered an official correspondent of Russia's TASS news agency aboard the International Space Station.


It is worth mentioning that the delivery ceremony of the station's command was held prior to the separation of the manned United States Dragon from the space station and the return to Earth of its crew of Raja Chari, Tom Marchparn, Kayla Byron and German pioneer Mathias Maurer Friday, May 6. They arrived at the International Space Station last November 11.