NASA SpaceX Mission: Astronauts from NASA, Japan and Russia have returned to Earth after five months. It took them 19 hours to reach the Florida coast from the International Space Station. His capsule landed in the Gulf of Mexico.
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NASA Space Mission: Four astronauts have returned to Earth with NASA’s SpaceX mission. His capsule landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast near Tampa on Saturday night. He went to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, where he spent 157 days. This mission left in the month of October, and the mission was named Endurance.
In this special mission of NASA, two astronauts from NASA, one from Japan and one from Russia were involved. All the astronauts, led by NASA’s Nicole Mann, left for Earth from the International Space Station on Saturday morning and took 19 hours to reach the Florida coast. Nicole is the first Native American woman to fly in space.
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Return delayed due to strong winds
The mission also includes a Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who went on a space mission in an American spacecraft for the first time in 20 years. Apart from these, 49-year-old Josh Kasada of NASA and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata were also included. Actually a plan of his return had to be postponed. Due to strong winds, he was forced to stay in the space station for more days.
Splashdown!#crew5 is back on Earth, completing a science mission of nearly six months on the @Space_Station, Their @SpaceX The Dragon Endurance spacecraft touched down at 9:02pm ET (0202 UTC March 12) near Tampa off the coast of Florida. pic.twitter.com/nLMC0hbKY4
— NASA (@NASA) Mar 12, 2023
Delicious food, longing for hot tea in a real cup
Nicole told that she is eager to feel the breeze, smell fresh grass and eat delicious food. According to a news agency, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata expressed his desire to eat sushi, while Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina yearns to drink hot tea from a real cup and not a plastic bag. At the same time, in a conversation with the media, NASA scientist Josh Cassada told that he wants to bring a dog for his family. Now three astronauts from America, three from Russia and one from UAE are staying in the space station.
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