The Dragon capsule made a successful night-landing and four astronauts are returning to Earth after six months on the International Space Station on Sunday 2 May. A historical achievement.
One night ditch, an event that did not occur for nearly half a century, and the Apollo mission. On Sunday, May 2 at 3 am, the Dragon capsule killed the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, away from Florida, becoming slightly black after entering the atmosphere at 1600 degrees. It was hoisted on a boat in about 20 minutes, carrying four astronauts. NASA engineers observed the images, and expressed great pleasure.
Hours earlier, at the International Space Station, the crew said goodbye. There were still 11 astronauts, including Thomas Peskett, who had shaved for the occasion, using the serving tablet as a mirror. “It has truly been an honor to command this amazing machine and this great crew. You only have to see us to recognize the place that is an international adventure.”Explained, former International Space Station commander Shannon Walker, who handed over the keys to his Japanese successor.